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1. Any of various passerine, chiefly tropical Old World songbirds of the family Pycnonotidae, most of which have grayish or brownish plumage.
2. A songbird often mentioned in Persian poetry and thought to be a nightingale.

[Persian, from Arabic.]


1. (Animals) any songbird of the family Pycnonotidae of tropical Africa and Asia, having brown plumage and, in many species, a distinct crest
2. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) a songbird, taken to be the nightingale, often mentioned in Persian poetry
[C18: via Persian from Arabic]


(ˈbʊl bʊl)

1. any of various medium-sized songbirds of the family Pycnonotidae, inhabiting warmer regions east to the Moluccas.
2. a songbird often mentioned in Persian poetry.
[1775–85; < Persian]
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Noun1.bulbul - nightingale spoken of in Persian poetrybulbul - nightingale spoken of in Persian poetry
Luscinia megarhynchos, nightingale - European songbird noted for its melodious nocturnal song
tepeli bülbül


(ˈbulbul) noun
a songbird of Asia or Africa.
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Heavy bombardment was launched by the forces of the Turkish regime and its mercenaries on the residential neighborhoods in the city of Afrin and citizens' houses and farms in the villages of the areas of Jandieras, Bulbul, and Rajo, local sources told SANA.
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