honeycreeper

noun
hon·​ey·​creep·​er | \ ˈhə-nē-ˌkrē-pər How to pronounce honeycreeper (audio) \

Definition of honeycreeper

1 : any of numerous small bright-colored oscine birds (especially genera Cyanerpes and Chlorophanes of the family Coerebidae) of tropical America
2 : any of a family (Drepanididae) of often colorful oscine birds found only in Hawaii

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Examples of honeycreeper in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Hawaiian birds, including several honeycreeper species on the new list, suffered an enormous collection of human impacts after Europeans landed on the islands, said Fitzpatrick. Sara Tabin, Forbes, 4 Oct. 2021 The most recent to go extinct was the teeny po’ouli, a type of bird known as a honeycreeper discovered in 1973. Matthew Brown, ajc, 29 Sep. 2021 The most recent to go extinct was the teeny po’ouli, a type of bird known as a honeycreeper discovered in 1973. Fox News, 29 Sep. 2021 The most recent to go extinct was the teeny po’ouli, a type of bird known as a honeycreeper discovered in 1973. Matthew Brown, The Christian Science Monitor, 29 Sep. 2021 The most recent to go extinct was the teeny po’ouli, a type of bird known as a honeycreeper discovered in 1973. Matthew Brown, Anchorage Daily News, 29 Sep. 2021 The most recent to go extinct was the teeny po'ouli, a type of bird known as a honeycreeper discovered in 1973. NBC News, 29 Sep. 2021 The most recent to go extinct was the teeny po'ouli, a type of bird known as a honeycreeper discovered in 1973. Matthew Brown, USA TODAY, 29 Sep. 2021 The most recent to go extinct was the teeny po'ouli, a type of bird known as a honeycreeper discovered in 1973. CBS News, 29 Sep. 2021

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First Known Use of honeycreeper

1872, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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10 Oct 2021

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“Honeycreeper.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/honeycreeper. Accessed 9 Dec. 2021.

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