mistle thrushmis·tle thrush
a large grayish European thrush (Turdus viscivorus) with blackish-brown spots on the breast, that may feed on mistletoe berries
also mis·sel thrush
A thrush (Turdus viscivorus) of Eurasia and North Africa that feeds on berries, especially those of mistletoe.
Origin of mistle thrushFrom obsolete missel mistletoe from Middle English mistel from Old English; see mistletoe .
(plural mistle thrushes)
- A large Eurasian thrush, Turdus viscivorus.