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yaffle

/ˈjæfəl/
noun
1.
another name for green woodpecker
Word Origin
C18: imitative of its cry
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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  • He follows the yaffle, and wherever it pecks the trees he knows that decay has begun within.

    Poachers and Poaching John Watson

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