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thrush

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noun \ˈthrəsh\

Definition of thrush

  1. :  any of numerous small or medium-sized birds of an oscine family (Turdidae, the thrush family) or in some classifications a subfamily (Turdinae of the family Muscicapidae) which are mostly of a plain color often with spotted underparts and many of which are excellent singers



Origin of thrush

Middle English thrusche, from Old English thrysce; akin to Old English throstle thrush, Old High German droscala, Latin turdus


First Known Use: before 12th century

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thrush

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Definition of thrush

  1. 1 :  a disease that is caused by a fungus (Candida albicans), occurs especially in infants and children, and is marked by white patches in the oral cavity; broadly :  candidiasis <vaginal thrush>

  2. 2 :  a suppurative disorder of the feet in various animals (as a horse)



Origin of thrush

probably of Scandinavian origin; akin to Dan trøske thrush, Swedish torsk


First Known Use: 1665


THRUSH Defined for Kids

thrush

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noun \ˈthrəsh\

Definition of thrush for Students

  1. :  a usually brown bird that has a spotted breast and a melodious song




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thrush

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noun \ˈthrəsh\

Medical Definition of thrush

  1. 1:  a disease that is caused by a fungus of the genus Candida (C. albicans), occurs especially in infants and children, and is marked by white patches in the oral cavity; broadly :  candidiasis <vaginal thrush>

  2. 2:  a suppurative disorder of the feet in various animals (as the horse)




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