downy woodpecker


noun

a small, North American woodpecker, Picoides pubescens, having black and white plumage.

Nearby words

  1. downwash,
  2. downwelling,
  3. downwind,
  4. downy,
  5. downy mildew,
  6. downzone,
  7. dowry,
  8. dowsabel,
  9. dowse,
  10. dowser

Origin of downy woodpecker

An Americanism dating back to 1800–10

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