UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈbʊlbʊl/US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(bŏŏlbŏŏl)

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bul•bul  (bŏŏlbŏŏl),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. a songbird often mentioned in Persian poetry, regarded as being a nightingale.
  2. Birdsany of several oscine birds of the family Pycnonotidae, of the Old World tropics.
  • Persian
  • 1775–85

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
bulbul /ˈbʊlbʊl/ n
  1. any songbird of the family Pycnonotidae of tropical Africa and Asia, having brown plumage and, in many species, a distinct crest
Etymology: 18th Century: via Persian from Arabic
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