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bulbul

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/ ˈbʊl bʊl /
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noun

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.

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Origin of bulbul

Borrowed into English from Persian around 1775–85
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British Dictionary definitions for bulbul

bulbul
/ (ˈbʊlbʊl) /

noun

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
C18: via Persian from Arabic
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