Definition of pardalote in English:

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pardalote

Pronunciation: /ˈpɑːdələʊt/

noun

A small short-billed Australian songbird related to the flowerpeckers, typically having white spots or streaks on the dark wings and crown. Also called diamond-bird in Australia.
  • 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).

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