Definition of bulbul in English:

bulbul

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Pronunciation: /ˈbʊlbʊl
 
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noun

  • A tropical African and Asian songbird, typically having a crest, drab plumage, and a melodious voice.
    • Family Pycnonotidae: several genera and numerous species
    More example sentences
    • However, I stray from the purpose of our trip: birds, which were no less alluring than all the scenes mentioned above, with names such as leafbirds, bulbuls, coucals, laughingthrushes, babblers, sunbirds and junglefowl.
    • Of the songbirds, the light-vented bulbul was a symbol of longevity thanks to the white cap on its head, which gave it the appearance of a white-haired old man.
    • Flocks of wintering water birds include the thrush, the kingfisher, the robin, the shama, the barbet, the bee-eater, the flycatcher, the sunbird, the bulbul and the drongo.

Origin

mid 17th century: from Persian, of imitative origin.

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