Definitions

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  • proper n. A taxonomic subfamily within the family Picidae — woodpecker.

Etymologies

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Picus +‎ -inae

Examples

  • About Picinae being met by a deputation, beseeching him not to attack at once, in the heat of a march, for that the senate had decreed to do him all the right imaginable, he consented to halt on the spot, and sent his officers to measure out the ground, as is usual, for a camp; so that the deputation, believing it, returned.

    The Lives of the Noble Grecians and Romans

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