Definition of pardalote in English:

Share this entry

pardalote

Pronunciation: /ˈpärdlˌōt/

noun

A small, short-billed Australian songbird related to the flowerpeckers, typically having white spots or streaks on the dark wings and crown.
  • Genus Pardalotus, family Dicaeidae (or Pardalotidae): several species

Origin

Mid 19th century: from modern Latin Pardalotus, from Greek pardalōtos 'spotted like a leopard', based on pardos (see pard).

Share this entry
 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.