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honeycreeper

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noun hon·ey·creep·er \ˈhə-nē-ˌkrē-pər\

Definition of honeycreeper

  1. 1 :  any of numerous small bright-colored oscine birds (especially genera Cyanerpes and Chlorophanes of the family Coerebidae) of tropical America

  2. 2 :  any of a family (Drepanididae) of often colorful oscine birds found only in Hawaii



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1872

First Known Use of honeycreeper

1872


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