Definition of spotted woodpecker in English:

spotted woodpecker

noun

  • Any of several woodpeckers with black and white spotted plumage; (now) specifically a member of the Eurasian genus Dendrocopos, especially the common D. major; = great spotted woodpecker; usually with distinguishing word.

Origin

Late 17th century; earliest use found in John Ray (1627–1705), naturalist and theologian.