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1thrush

noun \ˈthrəsh\

Definition of THRUSH

:  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

Other Birds Terms

aerie, bunting, clutch, covey, hackle, ratite, rictus, ruff, skein, zygodactyl

Rhymes with THRUSH

2thrush

noun

Definition of THRUSH

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
:  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

noun \ˈthrəsh\

Definition of THRUSH for Kids

:  a usually brown bird that has a spotted breast and a melodious song
Medical Dictionary

thrush

noun \ˈthrəsh\

Medical Definition of THRUSH

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