Definition of piculet in English:


Syllabification: pic·u·let
Pronunciation: /ˈpikyəlit


  • A tiny tropical woodpecker with a short unstiffened tail, found chiefly in Central and South America.
    • Picumnus and other genera, family Picidae: numerous species, including the olivaceous piculet (P. olivaceus)
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    • Moreover, the number of transitions as a function of transversions appears linear over the range of nucleotide divergences represented by woodpeckers and the piculet.
    • Small in size, the piculet ranges from 3 to 5 inches in length.
    • The Fine-barred Piculet (Picumnus subtilis) is a species of bird in the Picidae family. It is endemic to Peru.


mid 19th century: apparently a double diminutive of Latin picus 'woodpecker'.

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