Meaning of sapsucker

sap•suck•er

Pronunciation: (sap'suk"ur), [key]
— n.
  1. any of several American woodpeckers of the genus Sphyrapicus that drill holes in maple, apple, hemlock, etc., drinking the sap and eating the insects that gather there. Cf.
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