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Noun: nightingale  'nI-t(i)n,geyl
  1. European songbird noted for its melodious nocturnal song
    - Luscinia megarhynchos
Noun: Nightingale  'nI-t(i)n,geyl
  1. English nurse remembered for her work during the Crimean War (1820-1910)
    - Florence Nightingale, Lady with the Lamp

Derived forms: nightingales

Type of: nurse, sister [Brit], thrush

Part of: genus Luscinia, Luscinia

Encyclopedia: Nightingale, Benedict