[ sap-suhk-er ]
/ ˈsæpˌsʌk ər /
any of several American woodpeckers of the genus Sphyrapicus that drill holes in maple, apple, hemlock, etc., drinking the sap and eating the insects that gather there.
Words nearby sapsucker
Compare yellow-bellied sapsucker.
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British Dictionary definitions for sapsucker
/ (ˈsæpˌsʌkə) /
either of two North American woodpeckers, Sphyrapicus varius or S. thyroideus, that have white wing patches and feed on the sap from trees
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