ivory-billed woodpecker

ivory-billed woodpecker

[ahy-vuh-ree-bild, ahy-vree-]
noun
a large, nearly extinct, black and white woodpecker, Campephilus principalis, of the southern U.S. and Cuba, having an ivory-colored bill.

Origin:
1805–15, Americanism

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