- a songbird referred to in Persian poetry, perhaps a nightingale
- any of a family (Pycnonotidae) of small, dull-colored passerine birds of Asia and Africa
Origin of bulbulPers: probably echoic
- Any of various passerine, chiefly tropical Old World songbirds of the family Pycnonotidae, most of which have grayish or brownish plumage.
- A songbird often mentioned in Persian poetry and thought to be a nightingale.
Origin of bulbulPersian, from Arabic.