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three-toed woodpecker

noun
1.
either of two woodpeckers of the genus Picoides, of the Northern Hemisphere, having only three toes on each foot.
2.
any of various similar, tropical, Old World woodpeckers.
Origin of three-toed woodpecker
1765-1775
First recorded in 1765-75
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  • High up in the hemlock forests is the interesting Alpine three-toed woodpecker.

    The Lake of the Sky George Wharton James

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