Nightingale

Definition of Nightingale

Night´in`gale
n.1.(Zool.) A small, plain, brown and gray European song bird (Luscinia megarhynchos syn. Luscinia luscinia). It sings at night, and is celebrated for the sweetness of its song.
2.(Zool.) A larger species (Lucinia philomela), of Eastern Europe, having similar habits; the thrush nightingale. The name is also applied to other allied species.
Mock nightingale
a - (Zool.) See Blackcap, n., 1 (a).

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