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Webster 1913 Edition


Thrush

Thrush

,
Noun.
[OE.
þrusche
, AS.
þrysce
; akin to OHG.
drosca
,
droscea
,
droscela
, and E.
throstle
. Cf.
Throstle
.]
1.
(Zool.)
Any one of numerous species of singing birds belonging to
Turdus
and 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
Robin
).
2.
(Zool.)
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
Brown thrush
.
Ant thrush
.
See
Ant thrush
,
Breve
, and
Pitta
.
Babbling thrush
,
any one of numerous species of Asiatic timaline birds; – called also
babbler
.
Fruit thrush
,
any species of bulbul.
Shrike thrush
.
See under
Shrike
.
Stone thrush
,
the missel thrush; – said to be so called from its marbled breast.
Thrush nightingale
.
See
Nightingale
, 2.
Thrush tit
,
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.
Water thrush
.
(a)
The European dipper.
(b)
An American warbler (
Seiurus Noveboracensis
).

Thrush

,
Noun.
[Akin to Dan.
tröske
, Sw.
trosk
; cf. Dan.
tör
dry, Sw.
torr
, Icel.
þurr
, AS.
þyrr
, OE.
thrust
thrist, E.
thrist
.]
1.
(Med.)
An affection of the mouth, fauces, etc., common in newly born children, characterized by minute ulcers called aphthae. See
Aphthae
.
2.
(Far.)
An inflammatory and suppurative affection of the feet in certain animals. In the horse it is in the frog.

Webster 1828 Edition


Thrush

THRUSH

, n.
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.

Definition 2021


thrush

thrush

English

a Song Thrush

Wikispecies

Noun

thrush (plural thrushes)

  1. Any of several species of songbirds of the family Turdidae, often with spotted underbellies such as the bluebird, nightingale, and American Robin have.
  2. (US, colloquial) A female singer.
Derived terms
Translations

Etymology 2

Origin uncertain; perhaps compare Icelandic þröstur, Danish trøske.

Noun

thrush (plural thrushes)

  1. A fungal infection caused by Candida, now especially of the ****; candidiasis.
Synonyms
Derived terms
  • oral thrush
Translations

See also