Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A woodpecker.
- n. bird a woodpecker.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Zoöl.), Obs. or Prov. Eng. A woodpecker; -- called also
specht, spekt, spight.
- 1598, from earlier specht (1552, "woodpecker"), probably of Middle Dutch or Middle Low German origin, from Middle Low German specht ("wookpecker"), from Old Saxon speht ("woodpecker"), from Proto-Germanic *spihtaz, *spihtōn, *spiha- (“woodpecker”), from Proto-Indo-European *(s)pīk(ʷ)- (“a kind of bird”). Cognate with Dutch specht ("woodpecker"), German Specht ("woodpecker"), Danish spætte ("woodpecker"), Latin pīcus ("woodpecker"), Ancient Greek πῑπώ (pīpoú, "woodpecker"). (Wiktionary)
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A list of birders' "shorthand" names, traditional nicknames, non-English names, and obsolete names for feathered creatures worldwide.
Interesting blog entry here on naming U.S. birds.
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