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bee-eater

[bee-ee-ter] /ˈbiˌi tər/
noun
1.
any of several colorful birds of the family Meropidae, of the Old World tropics, that feed on bees and other insects.
Origin
1660-1670
1660-70
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British Dictionary definitions for bee-eater

bee-eater

noun
1.
any insectivorous bird of the family Meropidae of tropical and subtropical regions of the Old World, having a long downward-curving bill and long pointed wings and tail: order Coraciiformes (kingfishers, etc)
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