Definition of Honey eater

1. Noun. Australasian bird with tongue and bill adapted for extracting nectar.

Exact synonyms: Honeysucker
Generic synonyms: Oscine, Oscine Bird
Group relationships: Family Meliphagidae, Meliphagidae

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Honey Eater

honey badgers
honey bear
honey bears
honey bee
honey bees
honey bell
honey berry
honey bun
honey bunny
honey buzzard
honey cake
honey crisp
honey dipper
honey dippers
honey do list
honey eater (current term)
honey fungus
honey gland
honey guide
honey locust
honey locusts
honey mesquite
honey mushroom
honey oil
honey plant
honey plants
honey pot
honey pots
honey trap
honey traps

Literary usage of Honey eater

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1. South Australia: Its History, Resources, and Productions by William Harcus (1876)
"... sonora Singing honey-eater leucotis White-eared honey-eater flavigula Yellow-throated ... fiava Yellow honey-eater penicillata White-plumed honey-eater ..."

2. Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia by Royal Society of South Australia (1900)
"(White-eared Honey-eater), [311]. ... Gld. (Graceful Honey-eater), [314]. Locality. ... River Honey-eater), [350]. Locality.—Guilford, near Perth. ..."

3. The History of the Collections Contained in the Natural History Departments by British Museum (Natural History) (1906)
"White-crowned Honey-eater, Lath. MS.; id., Gen. Hist. B., iv., p. 169 (1822). ... White-naped Honey-eater, Lath. MS. (S«eNo. 129. ..."

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