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

  Scotch \Scotch\, a. [Cf. Scottish.]
     Of or pertaining to Scotland, its language, or its
     inhabitants; Scottish.
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     Scotch broom (Bot.), the Cytisus scoparius. See Broom.
     Scotch dipper, or Scotch duck (Zool.), the bufflehead; --
        called also Scotch teal, and Scotchman.
     Scotch fiddle, the itch. [Low] --Sir W. Scott.
     Scotch mist, a coarse, dense mist, like fine rain.
     Scotch nightingale (Zool.), the sedge warbler. [Prov. Eng.]
     Scotch pebble. See under pebble.
     Scotch pine (Bot.) See Riga fir.
     Scotch thistle (Bot.), a species of thistle ({Onopordon
        acanthium); -- so called from its being the national
        emblem of the Scotch.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Sedge \Sedge\, n. [OE. segge, AS. secg; akin to LG. segge; --
     probably named from its bladelike appearance, and akin to L.
     secare to cut, E. saw a cutting instrument; cf. Ir. seisg, W.
     hesg. Cf. Hassock, Saw the instrument.]
     1. (Bot.) Any plant of the genus Carex, perennial,
        endogenous, innutritious herbs, often growing in dense
        tufts in marshy places. They have triangular jointless
        stems, a spiked inflorescence, and long grasslike leaves
        which are usually rough on the margins and midrib. There
        are several hundred species.
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     Note: The name is sometimes given to any other plant of the
           order Cyperaceae, which includes Carex, Cyperus,
           Scirpus, and many other genera of rushlike plants.
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     2. (Zool.) A flock of herons.
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     Sedge hen (Zool.), the clapper rail. See under 5th Rail.
     Sedge warbler (Zool.), a small European singing bird
        ({Acrocephalus phragmitis). It often builds its nest
        among reeds; -- called also sedge bird, sedge wren,
        night warbler, and Scotch nightingale.
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