plural noun
Mel·​i·​phag·​i·​dae | \ ˌmeləˈfajəˌdē \

Definition of Meliphagidae

: a family of oscine birds that are almost entirely restricted to the Australian biogeographic region and have the tongue modified for taking nectar and insects from flowers — see honeyeater

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Other Words from Meliphagidae

meliphagidan \ ¦⸗⸗¦fajədᵊn \ adjective or noun

History and Etymology for Meliphagidae

New Latin, from Meliphaga, type genus (from meli- + -phaga) + -idae

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“Meliphagidae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Aug. 2020.

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