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i·vo·ry-billed woodpecker(ī′və-rē-bĭld′, īv′rē-)
A large, possibly extinct woodpecker (Campephilus principalis) of the southern United States and Cuba, having black plumage, white wing patches, an ivory-colored bill, and a bright red crest in the male. Also called ivorybill.
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a large black-and-white woodpecker, Campephilus principalis, of the southern U.S. and Cuba: close to extinction. Also called i′vory-bill`.
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|Noun||1.||ivory-billed woodpecker - large black-and-white woodpecker of southern United States and Cuba having an ivory bill; nearly extinct|
peckerwood, woodpecker, pecker - bird with strong claws and a stiff tail adapted for climbing and a hard chisel-like bill for boring into wood for insects
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