pileated woodpecker


noun

a large, black-and-white American woodpecker, Dryocopus pileatus, having a prominent red crest.

Nearby words

  1. pile-on,
  2. pile-up,
  3. pilea,
  4. pileate,
  5. pileated,
  6. piled,
  7. pilei,
  8. pileolated,
  9. pileolated warbler,
  10. pileous

Origin of pileated woodpecker

An Americanism dating back to 1775–85

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