honey buzzard

noun

: 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

Word History

First Known Use

1674, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of honey buzzard was in 1674

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“Honey buzzard.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/honey%20buzzard. Accessed 1 Dec. 2022.

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