honey creeper
honeycreeper honeycreeper, honey creeper honey creeper . 1. Any of a number of small to medium-sized finches of the Hawaiian islands belonging to the subfamily {Drepanidae}.

Syn: Hawaiian honeycreeper. [WordNet 1.5]

2. any of numerous species of small, bright, colored, passerine birds of the family {C[oe]rebid[ae]}, related to the tanagers and wood warblers, abundant in Central and South America; they are songbirds with a curved bill for sucking nectar. [1913 Webster + WordNet 1.5]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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