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honey eater

noun
1.
any of numerous oscine birds of the family Meliphagidae, chiefly of Australasia, having a bill and tongue adapted for extracting the nectar from flowers.
Also, honeyeater.
Origin
1725-1735
1725-35
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British Dictionary definitions for honey-eater

honey-eater

/ˈhʌnɪˌiːtə/
noun
1.
any small arboreal songbird of the Australasian family Meliphagidae, having a downward-curving bill and a brushlike tongue specialized for extracting nectar from flowers
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