Thrush meaning

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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.
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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.
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Any of numerous migratory songbirds of the widely distributed family Turdidae, usually having brownish upper plumage and a spotted breast and noted for a clear melodious song.
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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.
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An infection of the frog of a horse's foot, characterized by a foul-smelling discharge and often resulting from unhygienic stall conditions.
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A woman singer of popular songs.
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A disease of the frog of a horse's foot, characterized by the formation of pus.
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An infection of the frog of a horse's foot, characterized by a foul-smelling discharge and often resulting from unhygienic stall conditions.
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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.
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A degenerative condition of a horse's foot, usually caused by unhygienic management.
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Any of several species of songbirds of the family Turdidae, often with spotted underbellies such as the bluebird, nightingale, and American Robin have.
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(US, colloquial) A female singer.
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A fungal infection caused by Candida, now especially of the vagina; candidiasis.
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An infection 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.
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Origin of thrush

  • 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

  • From a combination of Old English þrȳsce (from Proto-Germanic *þrÅ«skijÇ­) and Old English *þrÄ“asce (attested in Anglian þrÇ£sce; from Proto-Germanic *þrauskÇ­).

    From Wiktionary

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

    From Wiktionary