(?), v. t. [L. promeritus, p. p. of promerere to deserve; pro before + merere to merit.]
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1. To oblige; to confer a favor on. [Obs.] Bp. Hall.
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2. To deserve; to procure by merit. [Obs.] Davenant.
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(?), n. [NL., fr. Gr. before + bee-eater.] (Zol.) Any one of several species of very brilliant birds belonging to Promerops, Epimarchus, and allied genera, closely related to the paradise birds, and mostly native of New Guinea. They have a long curved beak and a long graduated tail.
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(?), n. [NL. See Prometheus.] (Zol.) A large American bombycid moth (Callosamia promethea). Its larva feeds on the sassafras, wild cherry, and other trees, and suspends its cocoon from a branch by a silken band.
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