Meaning of nightingale

night•in•gale

Pronunciation: (nīt'n-gāl", nī'ting-), [key]
— n.
  1. any of several small, Old World, migratory birds of the thrush family, esp. Luscinia megarhynchos, of Europe, noted for the melodious song of the male, given chiefly at night during the breeding season.

Night•in•gale

Pronunciation: (nīt'n-gāl", nī'ting-), [key]
— n.
  1. (“the Lady with the Lamp”), 1820–1910, English nurse: reformer of hospital conditions and procedures; reorganizer of nurse's training programs.
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