bee-eater

noun

bee-eat·​er ˈbē-ˌē-tər How to pronounce bee-eater (audio)
: any of a family (Meropidae) of brightly colored slender-billed insectivorous chiefly tropical Old World birds

Word History

First Known Use

1668, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of bee-eater was in 1668

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“Bee-eater.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bee-eater. Accessed 6 Feb. 2023.

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