Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A bird that sucks the sweets of flowers; a honey-eater or honey-bird; a nectar-bird: specifically applied to the Meliphagidœ, and less technically to sundry other small, chiefly slender-billed, birds, as the Nectariniidœ, Cœrelridœ, etc.
- n. A honeyeater.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Zoöl.) See honey eater.
- n. Australasian bird with tongue and bill adapted for extracting nectar
- From honey + sucker. (Wiktionary)
“Mimeta is figured and described as a honeysucker in the costly "Voyage de l'Astrolabe," under the name of Philedon bouruensis!”
“One of these is a honeysucker named Tropidorhynchus bouruensis, and the other a kind of oriole, which has been called Mimeta bouruensis.”
“The oriole resembles the honeysucker in the following particulars: the upper and under surfaces of the two birds are exactly of the same tints of dark and light brown; the”
“Morty island has a peculiar kingfisher, honeysucker, and starling;”
“The other sunbird commonly seen in hill-gardens is one appropriately named the tiny sun bird or honeysucker (_Arachnecthra minima_), being less than two-thirds the size of a sparrow.”
“It was not more than four feet above her head, but she lay so still and motionless that a jewelled honeysucker came and hovered over the flowers, darting from one to another like a many-coloured flash.”
“Thus Morty island has a peculiar kingfisher, honeysucker, and starling; Ternate has a ground-thrush (Pitta) and”
“During the river voyage we saw now and then single green-coloured kingfishers flying about, and a honeysucker or two, but they were not nearly so numerous as might have been expected in this purely tropical zone.”
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