bee-eater definition

  • noun:
    • any one of numerous chiefly exotic old-world birds of this household Meropidae which have colorful plumage and feed on bees and wasps.
    • Any of numerous brightly-coloured, insectivorous, near-passerine birds in the family members Meropidae, particularly the European bee-eater, Merops apiaster.
    • A bird of genus Merops, that nourishes especially on bees. The European types (Merops apiaster) is remarkable for its brilliant colors.
    • An African bird for the genus Rhinopomastes.
    • whatever eats bees, as a bird; an apiaster.
    • colorful chiefly tropical old-world bird having a strong elegant trip; feeds on particularly bees
    • any one of different chiefly tropical Old World birds for the family members Meropidae which have brightly colored plumage and feast upon bees and wasps.
    • any one of different brightly-coloured, insectivorous, near-passerine birds in the family members Meropidae, especially the European bee-eater, Merops apiaster.
    • A bird for the genus Merops, that feeds particularly on bees. The European species (Merops apiaster) is remarkable for the brilliant colors.
    • An African bird associated with the genus Rhinopomastes.
    • That which consumes bees, as a bird; an apiaster.
    • colorful chiefly exotic old-world bird having a good graceful trip; feeds on particularly bees

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