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 for Mock nightingale
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Nightingale \Night"in*gale\, n. [OE. nihtegale,nightingale, AS.
     nihtegale; niht night + galan to sing, akin to E. yell; cf.
     D. nachtegaal, OS. nahtigala, OHG. nahtigala, G. nachtigall,
     Sw. n[aum]ktergal, Dan. nattergal. See Night, and Yell.]
     1. (Zool.) A small, plain, brown and gray European song bird
        ({Luscinia megarhynchos syn. Luscinia luscinia). It
        sings at night, and is celebrated for the sweetness of its
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     2. (Zool.) A larger species ({Lucinia philomela), of Eastern
        Europe, having similar habits; the thrush nightingale. The
        name is also applied to other allied species.
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     Mock nightingale. (Zool.) See Blackcap, n., 1
        (a) .
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Mock \Mock\, a.
     Imitating reality, but not real; false; counterfeit; assumed;
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           That superior greatness and mock majesty. --Spectator.
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     Mock bishop's weed (Bot.), a genus of slender umbelliferous
        herbs ({Discopleura) growing in wet places.
     Mock heroic, burlesquing the heroic; as, a mock heroic
     Mock lead. See Blende (
     a ).
     Mock nightingale (Zool.), the European blackcap.
     Mock orange (Bot.), a genus of American and Asiatic shrubs
        ({Philadelphus), with showy white flowers in panicled
        cymes. Philadelphus coronarius, from Asia, has fragrant
        flowers; the American kinds are nearly scentless.
     Mock sun. See Parhelion.
     Mock turtle soup, a soup made of calf's head, veal, or
        other meat, and condiments, in imitation of green turtle
     Mock velvet, a fabric made in imitation of velvet. See
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