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honeycreeper

[huhn-ee-kree-per] /ˈhʌn iˌkri pər/
noun
1.
any of several small, usually brightly colored birds, related to the tanagers and wood warblers, of tropical and semitropical America.
Origin
1880-1885
1880-85; honey + creeper
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British Dictionary definitions for honey creeper

honey creeper

noun
1.
any small tropical American songbird of the genus Dacnis and related genera, closely related to the tanagers and buntings, having a slender downward-curving bill and feeding on nectar
2.
any bird of the family Drepanididae of Hawaii
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honeycreeper

any of the tropical American birds of the subfamily Coerebinae, family Emberizidae. Birds of the Hawaiian honeycreeper (q.v.) group constitute the family Drepanididae and are commonly referred to as drepanidids.

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