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Meaning of NIGHTINGALE

Pronunciation:  'nItn`geyl, 'nItn`geyl

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  European songbird noted for its melodious nocturnal song
  2. [n]  English nurse remembered for her work during the Crimean War (1820-1910)
 

NIGHTINGALE is a 11 letter word that starts with N.

 

 Synonyms: Florence Nightingale, Luscinia megarhynchos, the Lady with the Lamp
 
 See Also: bulbul, genus Luscinia, Luscinia, nurse, thrush

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\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["a]ktergal, Dan. nattergal. See {Night}, and {Yell}.]
1. (Zo["o]l.) A small, plain, brown and gray European song
   bird ({Luscinia luscinia}). It sings at night, and is
   celebrated for the sweetness of its song.

2. (Zo["o]l.) A larger species ({Lucinia philomela}), of
   Eastern Europe, having similar habits; the thrush
   nightingale. The name is also applied to other allied
   species.

{Mock nightingale}. (Zo["o]l.) See {Blackcap}, n., 1
   (a) .

 
Dream Dictionary
 
 Definition: Seeing silent nightingales in your dream means minor misunderstandings among your friends. Hearing the songs of the nightingale indicates a pleasant and healthy surrounding.
 

 

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