Definition of bee-eater in English:

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bee-eater

Pronunciation: /ˈbēˌēdər/

noun

A brightly colored insectivorous bird with a large head and a long down-curved bill, and typically with long central tail feathers.
  • Family Meropidae: three genera, in particular Merops, and including the European bee-eater (M. apiaster).
Example sentences
  • Yet another time, near the hamlet of Pelayo, I could hardly see the sky because it was filled with common, pallid and alpine swifts, bee-eaters and house martins.
  • For bird watchers there are Somali bee-eaters, rosy-patched shrike, golden-breasted starling and golden pipit.
  • A kingfisher and bee-eaters were perched in the trees next to the pond.

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Syllabification: bee-eat·er

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