[ pahr-dl-oht ]
/ ˈpɑr dlˌoʊt /
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.
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Also called diamond bird.
Origin of pardalote
<New Latin Pardalotus (1816) <Greek pardalōtós spotted like a pard, derivative of pardális pard
Words nearby pardalote
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British Dictionary definitions for pardalote
/ (ˈpɑːdəˌləʊt) /
any of various small Australian songbirds of the genus Pardalotus, esp the diamond bird
Word Origin for pardalote
C19: from New Latin, from Greek pardalōtos spotted like a leopard; see pard ²
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