Thrush Definition

thrŭsh
thrushes
noun
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.
Webster's New World
A woman singer of popular songs.
Webster's New World
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.
Webster's New World
A disease of the frog of a horse's foot, characterized by the formation of pus.
Webster's New World
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Other Word Forms of Thrush

Noun

Singular:
thrush
Plural:
thrushes

Origin of Thrush

  • From a combination of Old English þrȳsce (from Proto-Germanic *þrūskijǭ) and Old English *þrēasce (attested in Anglian þrǣsce; from Proto-Germanic *þrauskǭ).

    From Wiktionary

  • Origin uncertain; perhaps compare Swedish torsk, Danish trøske.

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English thrushe from Old English thrysce

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Probably of Scandinavian origin

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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