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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Nightingale \Night"in*gale\, n. [OE. nihtegale,nightingale, AS. nihtegale; niht night + galan to sing, akin to E. yell; cf. D. nachtegaal, OS. nahtigala, OHG. nahtigala, G. nachtigall, Sw. n[aum]ktergal, Dan. nattergal. See Night, and Yell.] 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. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] Mock nightingale. (Zool.) See Blackcap, n., 1 (a) . [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Mock \Mock\, a. Imitating reality, but not real; false; counterfeit; assumed; sham. [1913 Webster] That superior greatness and mock majesty. --Spectator. [1913 Webster] Mock bishop's weed (Bot.), a genus of slender umbelliferous herbs (Discopleura) growing in wet places. Mock heroic, burlesquing the heroic; as, a mock heroic poem. Mock lead. See Blende ( a ). Mock nightingale (Zool.), the European blackcap. Mock orange (Bot.), a genus of American and Asiatic shrubs (Philadelphus), with showy white flowers in panicled cymes. Philadelphus coronarius, from Asia, has fragrant flowers; the American kinds are nearly scentless. Mock sun. See Parhelion. Mock turtle soup, a soup made of calf's head, veal, or other meat, and condiments, in imitation of green turtle soup. Mock velvet, a fabric made in imitation of velvet. See Mockado. [1913 Webster]