pardalote

pardalote

[pahr-dl-oht]
noun
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.
Also called diamond bird.


Origin:
< Neo-Latin Pardalotus (1816) < Greek pardalōtós spotted like a pard, derivative of pardális pard

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pardalote (ˈpɑːdəˌləʊt)
 
n
any of various small Australian songbirds of the genus Pardalotus, esp the diamond bird
 
[C19: from New Latin, from Greek pardalōtos spotted like a leopard; see pard²]

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