woodcock

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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Pileate \Pi"le*ate\, Pileated \Pi"le*a'ted\, adjective [L. pileatus, fr. pileus a felt cap or hat.]

1. Having the form of a cap for the head.

2. (Zool.) Having a crest covering the pileus, or whole top of the head.

{Pileated woodpecker} (Zool.), a large American woodpecker ({Ceophloeus pileatus}). It is black, with a bright red pointed crest. Called also {logcock}, and {woodcock}.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Woodcock \Wood"cock'\, noun [AS. wuducoc.]

1. (Zool.) Any one of several species of long-billed limicoline birds belonging to the genera {Scolopax} and {Philohela}. They are mostly nocturnal in their habits, and are highly esteemed as game birds.

Note: The most important species are the European ({Scolopax rusticola}) and the American woodcock ({Philohela minor}), which agree very closely in appearance and habits.

2. Fig.: A simpleton. [Obs.]

If I loved you not, I would laugh at you, and see you Run your neck into the noose, and cry, "A woodcock!" --Beau. & Fl.

{Little woodcock}. (a) The common American snipe. (b) The European snipe.

{Sea woodcock fish}, the bellows fish.

{Woodcock owl}, the short-eared owl ({Asio brachyotus}).

{Woodcock shell}, the shell of certain mollusks of the genus {Murex}, having a very long canal, with or without spines.

{Woodcock snipe}. See under {Snipe}.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

woodcock

noun

1: game bird of the sandpiper family that resembles a snipe


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