honeycreeper

[huhn-ee-kree-per]

Origin of honeycreeper

First recorded in 1880–85; honey + creeper
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British Dictionary definitions for honey creeper

honey creeper

noun
  1. any small tropical American songbird of the genus Dacnis and related genera, closely related to the tanagers and buntings, having a slender downward-curving bill and feeding on nectar
  2. any bird of the family Drepanididae of Hawaii
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