from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of various small tropical Old World passerine birds of the family Nectariniidae, having a slender downward-curving bill and often brightly colored plumage in the male.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A bird belonging to any of several species in the family Nectariniidae.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Any one of numerous species of small brilliantly colored birds of the family Nectariniidæ, native of Africa, Southern Asia, the East Indies, and Australia. In external appearance and habits they somewhat resemble humming birds, but they are true singing birds (Oscines).
- n. The sun bittern.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A common name of various birds.
sun + bird (Wiktionary)