Honeyeater

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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honeyeater

any of the 170 species of the songbird family Meliphagidae (order Passeriformes), including some of the commonest birds of Australia, New Guinea, and the western Pacific islands

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