bulbul

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Etymology[edit]

From Persian بلبل (bolbol), from Arabic بُلْبُل (bulbul).

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bulbul (plural bulbuls)

  1. Any of several passerine songbirds, of the family Pycnonotidae, native to Africa and parts of Asia, sometimes known as the ‘nightingale of the East’.
    • 1904, ‘Saki’, "Reginald's Rubaiyat", Reginald:
      ‘Of course, if you want something really Persian and passionate, with red wine and bulbuls in it,’ I went on to suggest; but she grabbed the book from me.

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