Definition of piculet in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈpɪkjʊlɪt


A tiny tropical woodpecker with a short tail, found chiefly in Central and South America.
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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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