Definition of pardalote in US English:

pardalote

noun

  • A small short-billed Australian songbird related to the flowerpeckers, typically having white spots or streaks on the dark wings and crown.

    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).

Pronunciation

pardalote

/ˈpärdlˌōt/