- any of numerous small, tropical woodpeckers, chiefly of the genus Picumnus, that lack stiffened shafts in the tail feathers.
Origin of piculet
1840–50; < Latin pīcu(s) woodpecker + -let
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The piculet was common in the secondary undergrowth near the Cocoa Research Station, and was taken once in the primary forest.Birds from North Borneo
Max C. Thompson