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sugarbird

[shoo g-er-burd]
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noun
  1. any of various honeycreepers that feed on nectar.

Origin of sugarbird

First recorded in 1680–90; sugar + bird
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British Dictionary definitions for sugar bird

sugar bird

noun
  1. a South African nectar-eating bird, Promerops cafer, with a long curved bill and long tail: family Meliphagidae (honey-eaters)
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