Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Any of various honeyeaters of the genus Philemon of Australia and adjacent regions, having a partly naked, featherless head. Also called leatherhead.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Any of several species of large honeyeaters in the genus Philemon.

Etymologies

friar +‎ bird (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • These species include the invisible rail (Habroptila wallacii), white-streaked friarbird (Melitograis gilolensis), paradise-crow (Lycocorax pyrrhopterus), and the standardwing (Semioptera wallacii).

    Halmahera rain forests

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