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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A genus of woodpeckers, including some of the common American and European species.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A Linnean genus of woodpeckers, formerly coextensive with the family Picidæ, later variously restricted. The name is at present used: for the generic group of which the great black woodpecker of Europe, Picus martius, is the type, otherwise called Dryocopus (see cut under Dryocopus); for a large series of smaller species, spotted with black and white, such as P. major and P. minor of Europe, and the hairy and downy woodpeckers of America, P. villosus and P. pubescens.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. type genus of Picidae

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