- any of several birds, as the bee-eaters, that feed on bees.
Origin of bee bird
First recorded in 1780–90
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Examples from the Web for bee bird
And you can watch for Bee-Bird to see that he doesn't surprise us.Nuova
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.A Book of Natural History