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hon·ey·guidealso honey guide (hŭn′ē-gīd′)
Any of various African or Asian birds of the family Indicatoridae, some species of which lead people or animals to the nests of wild honeybees. The birds eat the wax and larvae that remain after the nest has been destroyed for its honey.
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(Animals) any small bird of the family Indicatoridae, inhabiting tropical forests of Africa and Asia and feeding on beeswax, honey, and insects: order Piciformes (woodpeckers, etc)
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any of various small, drab-plumaged birds of the family Indicatoridae, of the Old World tropics: noted for their brood parasitism and the partiality of most species to honey, beeswax, and bee larvae.
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|Noun||1.||honey guide - small bird of tropical Africa and Asia; feeds on beeswax and honey and larvae|
piciform bird - any of numerous nonpasserine insectivorous climbing birds usually having strong bills for boring wood
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