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bee bird

  1. any of several birds, as the bee-eaters, that feed on bees.
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Origin of bee bird

First recorded in 1780–90
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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Historical Examples of bee bird

  • And you can watch for Bee-Bird to see that he doesn't surprise us.


    Vernon Kellogg

  • The ranchman's son told me of one bee-bird who defended his nest with his life.

    A-Birding on a Bronco

    Florence A. Merriam

  • Nothing so pleasant as to sit amid that mixture of the flower and the leaf, watching the bee-bird!

  • The Bee-bird, or Kingbird as it is more frequently called, sometimes even catches bees.