bulbul

noun bul·bul \ ˈbu̇l-ˌbu̇l \
Updated on: 28 Mar 2018

Definition of bulbul

1 : a songbird frequently mentioned in Persian poetry that is probably a nightingale (Luscinia megarhynchos)
2 : any of a group of gregarious passerine birds (family Pycnonotidae) of Asia and Africa

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Origin and Etymology of bulbul

Persian, from Arabic


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