red-headed woodpecker

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noun

a black and white North American woodpecker, Melanerpes erythrocephalus, having a red head and neck.

Nearby words

  1. red-faced,
  2. red-figure,
  3. red-flag,
  4. red-handed,
  5. red-headed,
  6. red-hot,
  7. red-hot poker,
  8. red-lead ore,
  9. red-lead putty,
  10. red-legged partridge

Origin of red-headed woodpecker

An Americanism dating back to 1720–30

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