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1. A songbird (Luscinia megarhynchos) of Eurasia and Africa with reddish-brown plumage, noted for the melodious song of the male during the breeding season, most often heard at night.
2. Any of various other songbirds of the genus Luscinia.
[Middle English, from Old English nihtegale : niht, night; see night + galan, to sing; see ghel- in Indo-European roots.]
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1. (Animals) a brownish European songbird, Luscinia megarhynchos, with a broad reddish-brown tail: well known for its musical song, usually heard at night
2. (Animals) any of various similar or related birds, such as Luscinia luscinia (thrush nightingale)
[Old English nihtegale, literally: night-singer, from night + galan to sing]
(Biography) Florence, known as the Lady with the Lamp. 1820–1910, English nurse, famous for her work during the Crimean War. She helped to raise the status and quality of the nursing profession and founded a training school for nurses in London (1860)
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night•in•gale(ˈnaɪt nˌgeɪl, ˈnaɪ tɪŋ-)
any of several small Old World birds of the thrush subfamily, esp. Luscinia megarhynchos, of Europe, noted for the melodious song of the male, often heard at night.
[1200–50; Middle English nightyngale, nightegale, Old English nihtegale, c. German Nachtigall, literally, night singer (compare Old English galan sing; akin to yell)]
Night•in•gale(ˈnaɪt nˌgeɪl, ˈnaɪ tɪŋ-)
Florence, 1820–1910, English nurse and hospital reformer.
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|Noun||1.||nightingale - European songbird noted for its melodious nocturnal song|
thrush - songbirds characteristically having brownish upper plumage with a spotted breast
bulbul - nightingale spoken of in Persian poetry
|2.||Nightingale - English nurse remembered for her work during the Crimean War (1820-1910)|
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nightingale[ˈnaɪtɪŋgeɪl] N → ruiseñor m
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nightingale[ˈnaɪtɪŋgeɪl] n → rossignol m
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n → Nachtigall f
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nightingale[ˈnaɪtɪŋˌgeɪl] n → usignolo
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
nightingale(ˈnaitiŋgeil) , ((American) -tən-) noun
a type of small bird with a beautiful song. nagtegaal بُلْبُل славей rouxinol slavík die Nachtigall nattergal αηδόνιruiseñor ööbik بلبل satakieli rossignolזמיר बुलबुल slavuj fülemüle burung bulbul næturgali usignolo ナイチンゲール 나이팅게일 lakštingala lakstīgala burung perindu malam nachtegaalnattergalsłowik بلبل rouxinol privighetoare соловей slávik slavec slavuj näktergal นกไนติงเกล bülbül 夜鶯 соловей بلبل chim họa my 夜莺
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