honey-eater

honey eater

noun
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:
1725–35

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honey-eater (ˈhʌnɪˌiːtə)
 
n
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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