from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A nightingale.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The nightingale.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Same as Philomela, the nightingale.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The nightingale.


Alteration (influenced by French philomèle) of Middle English phylomene, from Medieval Latin philomēna, from Latin Philomēla, Philomela; see Philomela.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)



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