pardalote

[ pahr-dl-oht ]

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.

Origin of pardalote

1
<New Latin Pardalotus (1816) <Greek pardalōtós spotted like a pard, derivative of pardális pard

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British Dictionary definitions for pardalote

pardalote

/ (ˈpɑːdəˌləʊt) /


noun
  1. any of various small Australian songbirds of the genus Pardalotus, esp the diamond bird

Origin of pardalote

1
C19: from New Latin, from Greek pardalōtos spotted like a leopard; see pard ²

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