Definitions

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  • n. a woodpecker.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A woodpecker; -- called also specht, spekt, spight.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A woodpecker.

Etymologies

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)

Examples

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