plural noun

: 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

Word History


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

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“Meliphagidae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Apr. 2024.

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