suikerbekje, noun

Origin:
South African Dutch, DutchShow more South African Dutch, from Dutch suiker sugar + bekje little mouth.
obs.
Any of several species of sunbird: honey-sucker sense 2.
1810 G. Barrington Acct of Voy. 302The honey bird, unknown in Europe..the inngwinngwe, (by the Colonists called suikerbekje).
1913 J.J. Doke Secret City 14Little birds, particularly green-clad suikerbekjes, flitted in the sunshine.
[1923 Haagner & Ivy Sketches of S. Afr. Bird-Life 124The next group of Architects is the Sunbirds (family Nectarinidæ), sometimes called Sugar-birds, and Zuikerbekjes (Sugar-mouths) by the Boers.]
Any of several species of sunbird: honey-sucker2.
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