honeyeater
noun Date: 1822 any of a family (Meliphagidae) of oscine birds chiefly of the South Pacific that have a long extensible tongue adapted for extracting nectar and small insects from flowers

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  • honeyeater — [hun′ē ēt΄ər] n. any of a large family (Meliphagidae) of Australasian passerine birds with a long, brushlike tongue that can be protruded to catch insects or draw nectar from flowers * * * hon·ey·eat·er (hŭnʹē ē tər) n. Any of various birds of… …   Universalium

  • honeyeater — [hun′ē ēt΄ər] n. any of a large family (Meliphagidae) of Australasian passerine birds with a long, brushlike tongue that can be protruded to catch insects or draw nectar from flowers …   English World dictionary

  • Honeyeater — For the group of Southern Asian birds formerly known as honeyeaters, see Sunbird or specific members such as the Purple sunbird. Honeyeaters Female Crescent Honeyeater, Phylidonyris pyrrhopterus Scientific class …   Wikipedia

  • honeyeater — noun Any of various Australasian birds, of the family Meliphagidae, that have a tongue adapted for obtaining nectar from flowers …   Wiktionary

  • honeyeater — noun an Australasian songbird with a long brush like tongue for feeding on nectar. [Family Meliphagidae: numerous species.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • honeyeater — /ˈhʌniˌitə / (say hunee.eetuh) noun any of numerous birds constituting the family Meliphagidae, chiefly of Australasia, with a bill and tongue adapted for extracting the nectar from flowers …   Australian English dictionary

  • honeyeater — honˈeyeater noun Any bird of a large Australian family, the Meliphagidae, which feeds on nectar • • • Main Entry: ↑honey …   Useful english dictionary

  • Honeyeater Cottage — (Seville,Австралия) Категория отеля: Адрес: 40 Old Beenak Road, Yellingbo, 3139 …   Каталог отелей

  • Crescent Honeyeater — Male (above) and female (below) …   Wikipedia

  • Black Honeyeater — A male on a Jacaranda …   Wikipedia

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