night·in·gale /ˈnaɪtṇˌgel, tɪŋ-/
1. Zool. A small, plain, brown and gray European song bird (Luscinia megarhynchos syn. Luscinia luscinia). It sings at night, and is celebrated for the sweetness of its song.
2. Zool. A larger species (Lucinia philomela), of Eastern Europe, having similar habits; the thrush nightingale. The name is also applied to other allied species.
Mock nightingale. Zool. See Blackcap, n., 1 (a).
n 1: European songbird noted for its melodious nocturnal song
[syn: Luscinia megarhynchos]
2: English nurse remembered for her work during the Crimean War
(1820-1910) [syn: Florence Nightingale, the Lady with