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Definition of nightingale:

  1. A larger species ( Lucinia philomela), of Eastern Europe, having similar habits; the thrush nightingale. The name is also applied to other allied species.
  2. A small, plain, brown and gray European song bird ( Luscinia luscinia). It sings at night, and is celebrated for the sweetness of its song.

Synonyms:

the Lady with the Lamp, Luscinia Megarhynchos, philomel, warbler, wood thrush, Florence Nightingale.

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