noun. small American woodpecker that feeds on sap from e.g. apple and maple trees.
- Sphyrapicus varius ruber
- yellow-bellied sapsucker
- red-breasted sapsucker
- Sphyrapicus varius
Example sentences of the word sapsucker
1. Noun, singular or mass
Another pest that can cause a pine tree to leak sap is the sapsucker.