[ shoog-er-burd ]
/ ˈʃʊg ərˌbɜrd /
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any of various honeycreepers that feed on nectar.
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How to use sugarbird in a sentence
It was called the sugar-bird, because it was said to be fond of the sugar-cane, and that it could eat sugar in great abundance.
The sugar-bird is delicious when close by, but his pipe is too soft to be heard at any distance.Letters from the Cape|Lady Duff Gordon
Nothing in nature can exceed in splendour the plumage of the sugar-bird.The Giraffe Hunters|Mayne Reid
British Dictionary definitions for sugarbird
a South African nectar-eating bird, Promerops cafer, with a long curved bill and long tail: family Meliphagidae (honey-eaters)
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