honeycreeper

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

honey + creeper

Noun[edit]

honeycreeper (plural honeycreepers)

  1. Any of various nectar-feeding birds of the tanager family, belonging to the genera Cyanerpes, Chlorophanes, and Iridophanes.
  2. Also applied to the Hawaiian honeycreepers, passerine songbirds of Hawaii.