HyperDic: wryneck

English > 2 senses of the word wryneck:
NOUNstatewryneck, torticollisan unnatural condition in which the head leans to one side because the neck muscles on that side are contracted
animalwryneckOld World woodpecker with a peculiar habit of twisting the neck
English > wryneck: 2 senses > noun 1, state
MeaningAn unnatural condition in which the head leans to one side because the neck muscles on that side are contracted.
Synonymtorticollis
Broaderabnormality, abnormalcyAn abnormal physical condition resulting from defective genes or developmental deficiencies
Spanishtorcecuello, tortícolis
Catalantorticoli
English > wryneck: 2 senses > noun 2, animal
MeaningOld World woodpecker with a peculiar habit of twisting the neck.
Member ofJynx, genus Jynxwrynecks
Broaderwoodpecker, peckerwood, peckerbird with strong claws / claws and a stiff tail adapted for climbing and a hard chisel-like bill for boring into wood for insects
Spanishjynx, torcecuello
Catalancolltort, llengut, torcecoll

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