Definition of pardalote
- a small short-billed Australian songbird related to the flowerpeckers, typically having white spots or streaks on the dark wings and crown. Also called diamond-bird in Australia.
- Genus Pardalotus, family Dicaeidae (or Pardalotidae): several species
mid 19th century: from modern Latin Pardalotus, from Greek pardalōtos 'spotted like a leopard', based on pardos (see pard)