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Bulbul



a songbird often mentioned in Persian poetry, regarded as being a nightingale.
any of several oscine birds of the family Pycnonotidae, of the Old World tropics.
Contemporary Examples

Baron-Cohen’s Bilbul Elisheva Goldberg June 12, 2012

Historical Examples

Tales of Folk and Fairies Katharine Pyle
Birds of the Indian Hills Douglas Dewar
Birds of the Plains Douglas Dewar
The Works Of Lord Byron, Vol. 3 (of 7) Lord Byron
The Christmas Books William Makepeace Thackeray
Tales of Folk and Fairies Katharine Pyle
Confessions of a Thug Philip Meadows Taylor
Tales of Folk and Fairies Katharine Pyle
Tent Work in Palestine Claude Reignier Conder

noun
any songbird of the family Pycnonotidae of tropical Africa and Asia, having brown plumage and, in many species, a distinct crest
a songbird, taken to be the nightingale, often mentioned in Persian poetry

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