[ nahyt-n-geyl, nahy-ting- ]
/ ˈnaɪt nˌgeɪl, ˈnaɪ tɪŋ- /
Florencethe Lady with the Lamp, 1820–1910, English nurse: reformer of hospital conditions and procedures; reorganizer of nurse's training programs.
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British Dictionary definitions for florence nightingale (1 of 2)
/ (ˈnaɪtɪŋˌɡeɪl) /
Florence, known as the Lady with the Lamp. 1820–1910, English nurse, famous for her work during the Crimean War. She helped to raise the status and quality of the nursing profession and founded a training school for nurses in London (1860)
British Dictionary definitions for florence nightingale (2 of 2)
/ (ˈnaɪtɪŋˌɡeɪl) /
a brownish European songbird, Luscinia megarhynchos, with a broad reddish-brown tail: well known for its musical song, usually heard at night
any of various similar or related birds, such as Luscinia luscinia (thrush nightingale)
Word Origin for nightingale
Old English nihtegale, literally: night-singer, from night + galan to sing
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Medicine definitions for florence nightingale
[ nīt′n-gāl′ ]
British nurse who organized (1854) and directed a unit of field nurses during the Crimean War and is considered the founder of modern nursing.
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