from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of various passerine, chiefly tropical Old World songbirds of the family Pycnonotidae, having grayish or brownish plumage.
- n. A songbird often mentioned in Persian poetry and thought to be a nightingale.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any of several passerine songbirds, of the family Pycnonotidae, native to Africa and parts of Asia, sometimes known as the ‘nightingale of the East’.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The Persian nightingale (Pycnonotus jocosus). The name is also applied to several other Asiatic singing birds, of the family Timaliidæ. The green bulbuls belong to the Chloropsis and allied genera.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The Persian name of the nightingale, or a species of nightingale, rendered familiar in English poetry by Moore, Byron, and others.
- n. Specifically In ornithology, a bird of the family Pycnonotidæ.
- n. A name given to the yak.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. nightingale spoken of in Persian poetry
Persian, from Arabic.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Persian بلبل, from Arabic بلبل. (Wiktionary)