- 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 of thrushMiddle 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 of thrush; from Old Norse an unverified form thruskr (from source Danish trøske, Swedish torsk
Origin of thrushMiddle 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 of thrushProbably of Scandinavian origin.
Origin uncertain; perhaps compare Swedish torsk, Danish trøske.