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ivory-billed woodpecker

[ahy-vuh-ree-bild, ahy-vree-] /ˈaɪ və riˌbɪld, ˈaɪ vri-/
a large, nearly extinct, black and white woodpecker, Campephilus principalis, of the southern U.S. and Cuba, having an ivory-colored bill.
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An Americanism dating back to 1805-15 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The logcock and the ivory-billed woodpecker have the longest tails—because they are the largest birds.

    The Woodpeckers Fannie Hardy Eckstorm

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