honey buzzard
a long-tailed Old World hawk, Pernis apivorus, that feeds on the larvae of bees as well as on small rodents, reptiles, and insects.
[1665-75]

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  • Honey buzzard — Honey Hon ey (h[u^]n [y^]), n. [OE. honi, huni, AS. hunig; akin to OS. honeg, D. & G. honig, OHG. honag, honang, Icel. hunang, Sw. h[*a]ning, Dan. honning, cf. Gr. ko nis dust, Skr. ka[.n]a grain.] 1. A sweet viscid fluid, esp. that collected by… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Honey Buzzard — Taxobox name = Honey Buzzard status = LC | status system = IUCN3.1 regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Aves ordo = Falconiformes familia = Accipitridae genus = Pernis species = P. apivorus binomial = Pernis apivorus binomial authority …   Wikipedia

  • honey buzzard — noun Old World hawk that feeds on bee larvae and small rodents and reptiles • Syn: ↑Pernis apivorus • Hypernyms: ↑hawk • Member Holonyms: ↑Pernis, ↑genus Pernis * * * noun : a European hawk ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • honey buzzard — /ˈhʌni bʌzəd/ (say hunee buzuhd) noun any of various hawks of the genera Pernis or Henicopernis, which feed on insects and small reptiles, and destroy nests of bees and wasps to eat the larvae, especially the European honey buzzard, P. apivoris …   Australian English dictionary

  • Honey Buzzard — vapsvaėdis statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Pernis apivorus angl. Honey Buzzard vok. Wespenbussard …   Paukščių anatomijos terminai

  • honey buzzard — tikrieji vapsvaėdžiai statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Pernis angl. honey buzzard vok. Wespenbussard, m rus. осоед, m pranc. bondrée, f ryšiai: platesnis terminas – vanaginiai siauresnis terminas – kuoduotasis vapsvaėdis… …   Paukščių pavadinimų žodynas

  • honey buzzard — n. buzzard like hawk that feeds on honey from bees nests …   English contemporary dictionary

  • honey buzzard — noun A bird of prey in the family Accipitridae; Pernis apivorus. Syn: pern …   Wiktionary

  • honey buzzard — noun a large broad winged bird of prey feeding chiefly on bees and wasps and their nests. [Pernis apivorus and related species.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • honey-buzzard — …   Useful english dictionary

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