Definition of pardalote in English:

pardalote

Line breaks: par¦da|lote
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).

More definitions of pardalote

Definition of pardalote in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day maelstrom
Pronunciation: ˈmeɪlstrəm
noun
a powerful whirlpool in the sea