Beefeater

Beef"eat`er

(bf"t`r), n. [Beef + eater; prob. one who eats another's beef, as his servant. Cf. AS. hlfta servant, properly a loaf eater.] 1. One who eats beef; hence, a large, fleshy person.
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2. One of the yeomen of the guard, in England.
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3. (Zol.) An African bird of the genus Buphaga, which feeds on the larv of botflies hatched under the skin of oxen, antelopes, etc. Two species are known.
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