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NOUN (2)

1. European songbird noted for its melodious nocturnal song;
[syn: nightingale, Luscinia megarhynchos]

2. English nurse remembered for her work during the Crimean War (1820-1910);
[syn: Nightingale, Florence Nightingale, Lady with the Lamp]


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]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

nightingale n 1: European songbird noted for its melodious nocturnal song [syn: nightingale, Luscinia megarhynchos] 2: English nurse remembered for her work during the Crimean War (1820-1910) [syn: Nightingale, Florence Nightingale, Lady with the Lamp]