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

Definition of Meliphagidae

  1. :  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


adjective or noun

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Origin and Etymology of meliphagidae

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

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