bee-eater

noun
bee-eat·​er | \ ˈbē-ˌē-tər How to pronounce bee-eater (audio) \

Definition of bee-eater

: any of a family (Meropidae) of brightly colored slender-billed insectivorous chiefly tropical Old World birds

First Known Use of bee-eater

1668, in the meaning defined above

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“Bee-eater.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bee-eater. Accessed 25 Nov. 2020.

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