Beef"eat`er (?), n. [Beef + eater; prob. one who eats another's beef, as his servant. Cf. AS. hlafta servant, properly a loaf eater.]


One who eats beef; hence, a large, fleshy person.


One of the yeomen of the guard, in England.

3. Zool.

An African bird of the genus Buphaga, which feeds on the larvae of botflies hatched under the skin of oxen, antelopes, etc. Two species are known.


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