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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  • honeycreeper — [hun′ē krē΄pər] n. 1. any of a family (Drepanididae) of brightly colored, insect eating, Hawaiian passerine birds 2. any of various small, slender billed passerine birds (family Emberizidae) of tropical America that feed on nectar and fruits …   English World dictionary

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  • honeycreeper — /hun ee kree peuhr/, n. 1. any of several small, usually brightly colored birds, related to the tanagers and wood warblers, of tropical and semitropical America. 2. See Hawaiian honeycreeper. [1880 85; HONEY + CREEPER] * * * ▪ bird       any of… …   Universalium

  • honeycreeper — noun a) Any of various nectar feeding birds of the tanager family, belonging to the genera Cyanerpes, Chlorophanes, and Iridophanes. b) Also applied to the Hawaiian honeycreeper, a passerine songbird of Hawaii …   Wiktionary

  • honeycreeper — hon•ey•creep•er [[t]ˈhʌn iˌkri pər[/t]] n. 1) orn any of several long billed, brightly colored songbirds of the genera Cyanerpes and Chlorophanes, of the New World tropics, now usu. classed with the tanagers 2) orn Hawaiian honeycreeper •… …   From formal English to slang

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  • honeycreeper — riestasnapiai statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Diglossa angl. flower piercer; honeycreeper vok. Hakenschnabel, m rus. крючкоклюв, m pranc. percefleur, m ryšiai: platesnis terminas – tanagriniai siauresnis terminas –… …   Paukščių pavadinimų žodynas

  • honeycreeper — noun 1. small to medium sized finches of the Hawaiian islands • Syn: ↑Hawaiian honeycreeper • Hypernyms: ↑finch • Hyponyms: ↑mamo • Member Holonyms: ↑Drepanididae, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • honeycreeper — noun Date: 1872 1. any of numerous small bright colored oscine birds (especially genera Cyanerpes and Chlorophanes of the family Coerebidae) of tropical America 2. any of a family (Drepanididae) of often colorful oscine birds found only in Hawaii …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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