three-toed woodpecker

noun
  1. either of two woodpeckers of the genus Picoides, of the Northern Hemisphere, having only three toes on each foot.
  2. any of various similar, tropical, Old World woodpeckers.

Origin of three-toed woodpecker

First recorded in 1765–75
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