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bulbul

[boo l-boo l] /ˈbʊl bʊl/
noun
1.
a songbird often mentioned in Persian poetry, regarded as being a nightingale.
2.
any of several oscine birds of the family Pycnonotidae, of the Old World tropics.
Origin of bulbul
1775-1785
1775-85; < Persian
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bulbul

/ˈbʊlbʊl/
noun
1.
any songbird of the family Pycnonotidae of tropical Africa and Asia, having brown plumage and, in many species, a distinct crest
2.
a songbird, taken to be the nightingale, often mentioned in Persian poetry
Word Origin
C18: via Persian from Arabic
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