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WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: nightingale spoken of in Persian poetry

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: Persian, from Arabic Date: 1665 1. a songbird frequently mentioned in Persian poetry that is probably a nightingale (Erithacus megarhynchos) 2. any of a group of gregarious passerine birds (family Pycnonotidae) of Asia and Africa

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. 1 any songbird of the family Pycnonotidae, of dull plumage with contrasting bright patches. 2 a singer or poet. Etymology: Pers. f. Arab., of imit. orig.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Bulbul Bul"bul, n. [Per.] (Zo["o]l.) The Persian nightingale (Pycnonotus jocosus). The name is also applied to several other Asiatic singing birds, of the family Timaliid[ae]. The green bulbuls belong to the Chloropsis and allied genera. [Written also buhlbuhl.]

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

n. (Persian) nightingale (Pyconotus jocosus).



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