from The Century Dictionary.
- noun An Australian honey-eater, Myzomela sanguineolcnta: so called from the red color of its plumage.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Zoöl.) An Australian honeysucker (
Myzomela sanguineolata); -- so called from the bright red color of the male bird.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun An
Australian honeysucker, Myzomela sanguineolata.
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blood + bird, from the bright red colour of the male.
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