redheaded woodpecker

redheaded woodpecker
n.
a North American woodpecker (Melanerpes erythrocephalus), with a bright-red head and neck, black back, and white underparts

English World dictionary. . 2014.

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  • redheaded woodpecker — ☆ redheaded woodpecker n. a North American woodpecker (Melanerpes erythrocephalus), with a bright red head and neck, black back, and white underparts * * * …   Universalium

  • redheaded woodpecker — noun black and white North American woodpecker having a red head and neck • Syn: ↑redhead, ↑Melanerpes erythrocephalus • Hypernyms: ↑woodpecker, ↑peckerwood, ↑pecker • Member Holonyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • redheaded — [red′hed΄id] adj. having red hair, as a person, or a red head, as a bird * * * red·head·ed (rĕdʹhĕd ĭd) adj. 1. Having red hair. 2. Having a red head: a redheaded woodpecker. * * * …   Universalium

  • Still Life with Woodpecker — infobox Book | name = Still Life with Woodpecker title orig = translator = image caption = author = Tom Robbins illustrator = cover artist = country = United States language = English series = genre = Novel publisher = Bantam Books release date …   Wikipedia

  • red|head — «REHD HEHD», noun. 1. a person having red hair. 2. a kind of North American duck of the same genus as and resembling the canvasback but with a grayer body. The adult male has a reddish brown head. 3. = redheaded woodpecker. (Cf. ↑redheaded… …   Useful english dictionary

  • peckerwood — noun bird with strong claws and a stiff tail adapted for climbing and a hard chisel like bill for boring into wood for insects • Syn: ↑woodpecker, ↑pecker • Hypernyms: ↑piciform bird • Hyponyms: ↑green woodpecker, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • wood|peck|er — «WUD PEHK uhr», noun. a bird having a sharp, chisel like bill for pecking holes in trees to get insects. Woodpeckers have long, sharp tongues for spearing insects, strong feet adapted for climbing tree trunks, and stiff tail feathers which serve… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Melanerpes erythrocephalus — noun black and white North American woodpecker having a red head and neck • Syn: ↑redheaded woodpecker, ↑redhead • Hypernyms: ↑woodpecker, ↑peckerwood, ↑pecker • Member Holonyms: ↑Melane …   Useful english dictionary

  • carpenter bird — noun : california woodpecker * * * carpenter bird, a redheaded woodpecker of California that cuts holes in dead branches, in which it inserts acorns …   Useful english dictionary

  • genus Melanerpes — noun a genus of Picidae • Syn: ↑Melanerpes • Hypernyms: ↑bird genus • Member Holonyms: ↑Picidae, ↑family Picidae • Member Meronyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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