honeycreeper

[ huhn-ee-kree-per ]
/ ˈhʌn iˌkri pər /

noun

any of several small, usually brightly colored birds, related to the tanagers and wood warblers, of tropical and semitropical America.

Nearby words

  1. honeycomb,
  2. honeycomb lung,
  3. honeycomb moth,
  4. honeycomb tripe,
  5. honeycomb work,
  6. honeydew,
  7. honeydew melon,
  8. honeyeater,
  9. honeyed,
  10. honeyedly

Origin of honeycreeper

First recorded in 1880–85; honey + creeper

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British Dictionary definitions for honey creeper

honey creeper

noun

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
any bird of the family Drepanididae of Hawaii
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