Definition of yellow-bellied sapsucker in English:

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yellow-bellied sapsucker

noun

A woodpecker of eastern North America with black-and-white plumage, a pale yellow belly, and, in the male, a scarlet crown and throat.
  • Sphyrapicus varius, family Picidae
Example sentences
  • Our latest visitor, number 138, was a woodpecker, a yellow-bellied sapsucker.
  • Another critter that is pesky but usually not lethal is the yellow-bellied sapsucker.
  • The yellow-bellied sapsucker is the only member of the woodpecker family to cause this type of injury.

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Syllabification: yel·low-bel·lied sap·suck·er

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