honey eater


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hon′ey eat`er

or hon′ey•eat`er,


n.
any of numerous chiefly Australasian songbirds of the family Meliphagidae, highly diverse in size, plumage, and habits, though typically having a tongue adapted for nectar-feeding.
[1725–35]
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Noun1.honey eater - Australasian bird with tongue and bill adapted for extracting nectarhoney eater - Australasian bird with tongue and bill adapted for extracting nectar
oscine, oscine bird - passerine bird having specialized vocal apparatus
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