Honeysucker
Honeysucker Hon"ey*suck`er, n. (Zo["o]l.) See {Honey eater}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • honeysucker — [hun′ē suk΄ər] n. 1. HONEYEATER 2. a small Australian marsupial (Tarsipes spencerae) with a long tongue and snout: it feeds on nectar and small insects: also honey opossum …   English World dictionary

  • honeysucker — honey eater honey eater, honey eater honey eater . One of numerous species of small passerine birds of the family {Meliphagid[ae]} having tongue and bill adapted for extracting nectar, abundant in Australia and Oceania; called also {honeysucker} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • honeysucker — /hun ee suk euhr/, n. 1. a bird that feeds on the nectar of flowers. 2. See honey eater. [1765 75; HONEY + SUCKER] * * * …   Universalium

  • honeysucker — /ˈhʌnisʌkə/ (say huneesukuh) noun 1. a bird that eats the nectar of flowers. 2. Obsolete → honeyeater …   Australian English dictionary

  • honeysucker — noun Australasian bird with tongue and bill adapted for extracting nectar • Syn: ↑honey eater • Hypernyms: ↑oscine, ↑oscine bird • Member Holonyms: ↑Meliphagidae, ↑family Meliphagidae …   Useful english dictionary

  • yellow-tufted honeysucker — Oo O [ o], n. [Hawaiian.] (Zo[ o]l.) A beautiful bird ({Moho nobilis}) of the Hawaiian Islands. It yields the brilliant yellow feathers formerly used in making the royal robes. Called also {yellow tufted honeysucker}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Purple Sunbird — Male intermedius in breeding plumage (Kolkata, India) …   Wikipedia

  • honey eater — honey eater, honey eater honey eater . One of numerous species of small passerine birds of the family {Meliphagid[ae]} having tongue and bill adapted for extracting nectar, abundant in Australia and Oceania; called also {honeysucker}. Syn:… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • honey-eater — honey eater, honey eater honey eater . One of numerous species of small passerine birds of the family {Meliphagid[ae]} having tongue and bill adapted for extracting nectar, abundant in Australia and Oceania; called also {honeysucker}. Syn:… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • honey eater — noun Australasian bird with tongue and bill adapted for extracting nectar • Syn: ↑honeysucker • Hypernyms: ↑oscine, ↑oscine bird • Member Holonyms: ↑Meliphagidae, ↑family Meliphagidae * * * …   Useful english dictionary

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