carpintero

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Spanish, a carpenter, a woodpecker.

Noun[edit]

carpintero (plural carpinteros)

  1. A California woodpecker (Melanerpes formicivorus), noted for its habit of inserting acorns in holes which it drills in trees. The acorns become infested by insect larvae, which, when grown, are extracted for food by the bird.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.


Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Late Latin carpentārius (carpenter), from Latin carpentārius (wagon-maker, carriage-maker).

Noun[edit]

carpintero m (plural carpinteros)

  1. carpenter
  2. woodpecker

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