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yaffle

/ (ˈjæfəl) /
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noun

another name for green woodpecker

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Word Origin for yaffle

C18: imitative of its cry
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Example sentences from the Web for yaffle

  • He follows the yaffle, and wherever it pecks the trees he knows that decay has begun within.

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