thrush definition by Webster's New World
- any of a large family (Turdidae) of passerine birds, including the robin, wood thrush, and hermit thrush of North America and the song thrush and blackbird of Europe
- ☆ Slang a woman singer of popular songs
Origin: Middle English thrusch ; from Old English thrysce ; from Indo-European an unverified form trozdos-, thrush
- a disease, esp. of infants, caused by a fungus (genus Candida) and characterized by the formation of milky-white lesions on the mouth, lips, and throat
- a disease of the frog of a horse's foot, characterized by the formation of pus
Origin: ; from Old Norse an unverified form thruskr (from source Danish trøske, Swedish torsk
thrush definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- Any of numerous migratory songbirds of the family Turdidae, usually having brownish upper plumage and a spotted breast and noted for a clear melodious song.
- Any of various similar or related birds, as a water thrush or thrasher.
- Slang A woman who sings popular songs.
Origin: Middle English thrushe, from Old English thrysce.
- A contagious disease caused by a fungus, Candida albicans, that occurs most often in infants and children, characterized by small whitish eruptions on the mouth, throat, and tongue, and usually accompanied by fever, colic, and diarrhea.
- An infection of the frog of a horse's foot, characterized by a foul-smelling discharge and often resulting from unhygienic stall conditions.
Origin: Probably of Scandinavian origin.
thrush - Medical Definition
thrush - Science Definition
- An infectious disease, caused by the fungus Candida albicans, characterized by small whitish eruptions on the mouth, throat, and tongue, and sometimes accompanied by fever, colic, and diarrhea. Thrush is most often seen in infants, children, and people with impaired immune systems.
- A degenerative condition of a horse's foot, usually caused by unhygienic management.