wood thrush


wood thrush

noun

Definition of WOOD THRUSH

:  a large woodland thrush (Hylocichla mustelina) of eastern North America that is rusty brown on the head and back, has white underparts marked with large black spots, and is noted for its loud clear song

First Known Use of WOOD THRUSH

1791

wood thrush

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

One of the 11 species of thrushes (in the genus Hylocichla, or Catharus) called nightingale thrushes because of their rich songs. H. mustelina is common in eastern U.S. broadleaf forests; it is 8 in. (20 cm) long and has drab, spotted plumage and a rusty-colored head.

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