A songbird (Luscinia megarhynchos) of Eurasia and Africa with reddish-brown plumage, noted for the melodious song of the male during the breeding season, most often heard at night.
Any of various small European thrushes (genus Luscinia) with a russet back and buff to white underparts: the male is known for its varied, melodious singing, esp. at night during the breeding season.
Any of various other songbirds of the genus Luscinia.
1820-1910; Eng. nurse in the Crimean War: regarded as the founder of modern nursing.