piculet

[ pik-yuh-lit ]
/ ˈpɪk yə lɪt /
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noun

any of numerous small, tropical woodpeckers, chiefly of the genus Picumnus, that lack stiffened shafts in the tail feathers.

Nearby words

  1. picturephone,
  2. pictures,
  3. picturesque,
  4. picturize,
  5. picul,
  6. picumnus,
  7. picus,
  8. pid,
  9. piddle,
  10. piddling

Origin of piculet

1840–50; < Latin pīcu(s) woodpecker + -let

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Examples from the Web for piculet

  • 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