from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of various small, often brightly colored tropical American birds of the family Coerebidae, having a curved bill adapted for sucking nectar from flowers.
- n. Any of several birds of the family Drepanididae of Hawaii, similar to the mainland honeycreepers.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any of various nectar-feeding birds of the tanager family, belonging to the genera Cyanerpes, Chlorophanes, and Iridophanes.
- n. Also applied to the Hawaiian honeycreepers, passerine songbirds of Hawaii.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Any of a number of small to medium-sized finches of the Hawaiian islands belonging to the subfamily Drepanidae.
- n. any of numerous species of small, bright, colored, passerine birds of the family Cœrebidæ, related to the tanagers and wood warblers, abundant in Central and South America; they are songbirds with a curved bill for sucking nectar.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Any bird of the American family Cœrebidœ or Dacnididœ; a guitguit. The species are quite numerous; one, Certhiola bahamensis, occurs in the United States. See cut under Cœrebinœ.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. small to medium-sized finches of the Hawaiian islands
- n. small bright-colored tropical American songbird with a curved bill for sucking nectar
honey + creeper (Wiktionary)