- a songbird often mentioned in Persian poetry, regarded as being a nightingale.
- any of several oscine birds of the family Pycnonotidae, of the Old World tropics.
Origin of bulbul
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Contemporary Examples of bulbul
He could have said "bulbul," the word little Israeli kids use, but he didn't—he "confused" it.Baron-Cohen's Bilbul
June 13, 2012
Historical Examples of bulbul
Don't you remember the grand Oriental ballet of the "Bulbul and the Peri?"The Wolves and the Lamb
William Makepeace Thackeray
Miss Clapperclaw says Bulbul is evidently smitten, and Clara too.
Bulbul's dinners are, I own, very good; his pilaffs and curries excellent.
Its crest is pointed and its cheeks are white like those of an Otocompsa bulbul.
A speckled black-and-white woodpecker about the size of a bulbul.
- any songbird of the family Pycnonotidae of tropical Africa and Asia, having brown plumage and, in many species, a distinct crest
- a songbird, taken to be the nightingale, often mentioned in Persian poetry