Definitions for nightingaleˈnaɪt nˌgeɪl, ˈnaɪ tɪŋ-

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  1. nightingale, Luscinia megarhynchos(noun)

    European songbird noted for its melodious nocturnal song

  2. Nightingale, Florence Nightingale, Lady with the Lamp(noun)

    English nurse remembered for her work during the Crimean War (1820-1910)

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  1. nightingale(Noun)

    A European songbird, Luscinia megarhynchos, of the family Turdidae.

  2. Origin: and nihtgale

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  1. Nightingale(noun)

    a small, plain, brown and gray European song bird (Luscinia luscinia). It sings at night, and is celebrated for the sweetness of its song

  2. Nightingale(noun)

    a larger species (Lucinia philomela), of Eastern Europe, having similar habits; the thrush nightingale. The name is also applied to other allied species

  3. Origin: [OE. nihtegale,nightingale, AS. nihtegale; niht night + galan to sing, akin to E. yell; cf. D. nachtegaal, OS. nahtigala, OHG. nahtigala, G. nachtigall, Sw. nktergal, Dan. nattergal. See Night, and Yell.]


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