honey buzzard

noun

Definition of honey buzzard

: a European hawk (Pernis apivorus) related to the kites and feeding on insects and small reptiles and often tearing up nests of wasps and bumblebees to eat their larvae

called also honey kite

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First Known Use of honey buzzard

1674, in the meaning defined above

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“Honey buzzard.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/honey%20buzzard. Accessed 22 Sep. 2020.

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