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pardalote

[pahr-dl-oht] /ˈpɑr dlˌoʊt/
noun
1.
any of several tiny, short-tailed Australian songbirds of the genus Pardalotus, having short bills and most having brilliant plumage with gemlike specks on the dark upper parts.
Also called diamond bird.
Origin of pardalote
< New Latin Pardalotus (1816) < Greek pardalōtós spotted like a pard, derivative of pardális pard
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pardalote

/ˈpɑːdəˌləʊt/
noun
1.
any of various small Australian songbirds of the genus Pardalotus, esp the diamond bird
Word Origin
C19: from New Latin, from Greek pardalōtos spotted like a leopard; see pard²
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