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beefeater


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Beefeater  \Beef"eat`er\,  n.  [Beef  +  eater;  prob.  one  who  eats 
  another's  beef,  as  his  servant.  Cf  AS  hl[=a]f?ta  servant, 
  properly  a  loaf  eater.] 
  1.  One  who  eats  beef;  hence  a  large  fleshy  person. 
 
  2.  One  of  the  yeomen  of  the  guard,  in  England. 
 
  3.  (Zo["o]l.)  An  African  bird  of  the  genus  {Buphaga},  which 
  feeds  on  the  larv[ae]  of  botflies  hatched  under  the  skin 
  of  oxen,  antelopes,  etc  Two  species  are  known 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  beefeater 
  n  :  officer  in  the  (ceremonial)  bodyguard  of  the  British  monarch 
  [syn:  {yeoman},  {yeoman  of  the  guard}] 




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