What do a.m. and p.m. stand for?

downy woodpecker

a small, North American woodpecker, Picoides pubescens, having black and white plumage.
Origin of downy woodpecker
1800-10, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
Cite This Source
Examples from the web for downy woodpecker
  • Now comes a sonic burst, as a downy woodpecker drills into a nearby trunk.
  • One of the best times to see the downy woodpecker is in the winter when the leaves are off the trees.
  • For instance, the larger hairy woodpecker excavates nest cavities in live wood while the downy woodpecker prefers dead wood.
  • Common woodpecker predators include the three-toed woodpecker, hairy woodpecker, and downy woodpecker.
  • Seventy-five per cent of the food of the downy woodpecker is insects.

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for downy woodpecker

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for downy

Scrabble Words With Friends