miner

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miner

Zoology
1. any of various insects or insect larvae that bore into and feed on plant tissues
2. Austral any of several honey-eaters of the genus Manorina, esp M. melanocephala (noisy miner), of scrub regions

miner

[′mīn·ər]
(mining engineering)
A person engaged in removing ore, coal, or minerals from the earth.
A machine designed for automatic mining of an ore.