Phil`o*me"la (?), n. [L. philomela, Gr. , according to the legend, from Philomela (daughter of Pandion, king of Athens), who was changed into a nightingale.]

1.

The nightingale; philomel.

Shak.

2. Zool.

A genus of birds including the nightingales.

 

© Webster 1913.

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