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: a family of Hawaiian passerine birds including some that have a long curved bill suitable for feeding on the nectar of flowers and comprising the Hawaiian honeycreepers — see mamo
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New Latin, from Drepanid-, Drepanis, type genus (from Latin drepanis, a bird, perhaps the swift, from Greek drepanid-, drepanis, from drepanē sickle) + -idae
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a nest or breeding place
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