Definitions for: Thrush

[n] songbirds characteristically having brownish upper plumage with a spotted breast
[n] (informal) a woman who sings popular songs
[n] candidiasis of the oral cavity; seen mostly in infants or debilitated adults

Webster (1913) Definition: Thrush, n. [OE. [thorn]rusche, AS. [thorn]rysce; akin
to OHG. drosca, droscea, droscela, and E. throstle. Cf.
1. (Zo["o]l.) Any one of numerous species of singing birds
belonging to Turdus and allied genera. They are noted
for the sweetness of their songs.

Note: 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
(T. fuscescens), the hermit thrush (see under
Hermit), Swainson's thrush (T. Alici[ae]), and the
migratory thrush, or American robin (see Robin).

2. (Zo["o]l.) 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, n. [Akin to Dan. tr["o]ske, Sw. trosk; cf. Dan.
t["o]r dry, Sw. torr, Icel. [thorn]urr, AS. [thorn]yrr, OE.
thrust thrist, E. thrist.]
1. (Med.) An affection of the mouth, fauces, etc., common in
newly born children, characterized by minute ulcers called
aphth[ae]. See Aphth[ae].

2. (Far.) An inflammatory and suppurative affection of the
feet in certain animals. In the horse it is in the frog.

See Also: American robin, blackbird, bluebird, bluethroat, candidiasis, chat, clay-colored robin, Erithacus rubecola, Erithacus svecicus, European blackbird, family Turdidae, fieldfare, hermit thrush, Hylocichla fuscescens, Hylocichla guttata, Hylocichla mustelina, Luscinia luscinia, Luscinia megarhynchos, mavis, merl, merle, missel thrush, mistle thrush, mistletoe thrush, monilia disease, moniliasis, nightingale, Old World chat, Old World robin, oscine, oscine bird, ousel, ouzel, redbreast, redstart, redtail, redwing, ring blackbird, ring ouzel, ring thrush, robin, robin redbreast, singer, snowbird, solitaire, song thrush, throstle, thrush nightingale, Turdidae, Turdus grayi, Turdus iliacus, Turdus merula, Turdus migratorius, Turdus philomelos, Turdus pilaris, Turdus torquatus, Turdus viscivorus, veery, vocaliser, vocalist, vocalizer, wheatear, Wilson's thrush, wood thrush

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