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cock of the woods

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noun
  1. pileated woodpecker.
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Historical Examples

  • Scalps of the great pileated woodpecker or cock-of-the-woods (Ceophlaeus pileatus), called Kisl-tā-ke-'keo, also passed as money.

    California Athabascan Groups

    Martin A. Baumhoff