[nahyt-n-geyl, nahy-ting-] /ˈnaɪt nˌgeɪl, ˈnaɪ tɪŋ-/
Florence (“the Lady with the Lamp”) 1820–1910, English nurse: reformer of hospital conditions and procedures; reorganizer of nurse’s training programs.
a brownish European songbird, Luscinia megarhynchos, with a broad reddish-brown tail: well known for its musical song, usually heard at night
any of various similar or related birds, such as Luscinia luscinia (thrush nightingale)
Florence, known as the Lady with the Lamp. 1820–1910, English nurse, famous for her work during the Crimean War. She helped to raise the status and quality of the nursing profession and founded a training school for nurses in London (1860)
Old English næctigalæ, nihtegale, compound formed in Proto-Germanic (cf. Dutch nachtegaal, German Nachtigall) from *nakht- “night” (see night) + *galon “to sing,” related to Old English giellan “yell” (see yell). With parasitic -n- that appeared mid-13c. Dutch nightingale “frog” is attested from 1769. In Japanese, “nightingale floor” is said to be the term for boards that creak when you walk on them.
French rossignol (Old French lousseignol) is, with Spanish ruiseñor, Portuguese rouxinol, Italian rosignuolo, from Vulgar Latin *rosciniola, dissimilated from Latin lusciniola “nightingale,” diminutive of luscinia “nightingale.”
Nightingale Night·in·gale (nīt’n-gāl’, nī’tĭng-), Florence. 1820-1910.
British nurse who organized (1854) and directed a unit of field nurses during the Crimean War and is considered the founder of modern nursing.
[flaw-ren-see-oh vuh-rel-uh; Spanish flaw-ren-syaw vah-re-lah] /flɔˈrɛn si oʊ vəˈrɛl ə; Spanish flɔˈrɛn syɔ vɑˈrɛ lɑ/ noun 1. a city in E Argentina, near Buenos Aires.
[flawr-uh n-teen, -tahyn, flor-] /ˈflɔr ənˌtin, -ˌtaɪn, ˈflɒr-/ adjective 1. of or relating to Florence, Italy: the Florentine poets of the 14th century. 2. pertaining to or designating the style of art developed in Florence during the late 13th to 15th centuries. 3. (of food) served or prepared with spinach: eggs Florentine. noun 4. a […]
noun 1. See under (def 2). [bahr-jel-oh] /bɑrˈdʒɛl oʊ/ noun 1. a straight stitch worked in a high and low relief pattern to form a variety of zigzag or oblique designs. 2. needlepoint work or a design done in such stitches, especially the traditional needlepoint created by a classic stitch (Florentine stitch) done in diagonal […]
[flawr-eez, flohr-] /ˈflɔr iz, ˈfloʊr-/ noun, (used with a singular verb) Chemistry. 1. (def 11). [Spanish flaw-res for 1; flawr-is, -eez, flohr- for 2; Portuguese flaw-rish for 3] /Spanish ˈflɔ rɛs for 1; ˈflɔr ɪs, -iz, ˈfloʊr- for 2; Portuguese ˈflɔ rɪʃ for 3/ noun 1. Juan José [hwahn haw-se] /ʰwɑn hɔˈsɛ/ (Show IPA), 1800–64, […]