Webster 1913 Edition
þrysce; akin to OHG.
droscela, and E.
Any one of numerous species of singing birds belonging to
Turdusand allied genera. They are noted for the sweetness of their songs.
☞ Among the best-known European species are the song thrush or throstle (
Turdus musicus), the missel thrush (see under
Missel), the European redwing, and the blackbird. The most important American species are the wood thrush (
Turdus mustelinus), Wilson’s thrush (
Turdus fuscescens), the hermit thrush (see under
Hermit), Swainson's thrush (
Turdus Aliciae), and the migratory thrush, or American robin (see
Any one of numerous species of singing birds more or less resembling the true thrushes in appearance or habits; as the thunderbird and the American brown thrush (or thrasher). See
any one of numerous species of Asiatic timaline birds; – called also–
any species of bulbul.–
the missel thrush; – said to be so called from its marbled breast.–
any one of several species of Asiatic singing birds of the genus–
Cochoa. They are beautifully colored birds allied to the tits, but resembling thrushes in size and habits.
The European dipper.
An American warbler (
[Akin to Dan.
trosk; cf. Dan.
An affection of the mouth, fauces, etc., common in newly born children, characterized by minute ulcers called aphthae. See
An inflammatory and suppurative affection of the feet in certain animals. In the horse it is in the frog.
Webster 1828 Edition
1.A bird, a species of Turdus, the largest of the genus; the Turdus viscivorus or missel-bird.
2.An affection of the inflammatory and suppurating kind, in the feet of the horse and some other animals. In the horse it is in the frog.
3.In medicine, (L. apthoe,) ulcers in the mouth and fauces.