from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Any bird of the family Cœrebidæ, as the Bahaman honey-creeper. Certhiola bahamensis: so called from its habit of sucking the sweets of flowers. See cut under Cœrebinæ.
- n. A honey-eater or honey-sucker; one of various tenuirostral birds of the Old World which suck the sweets of flowers. See Nectariniidæ, Meliphagidæ.
- n. A translation of the Indian name of the American evening grosbeak or hawfinch, Coccothraustes or Hesperiphona vespertina, which is specially fond of maple sugar.
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