laughing thrush

noun

Definition of laughing thrush 

: any of several Asiatic singing birds especially : a bird of the genus Garrulax often kept as a cage bird

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First Known Use of laughing thrush

1839, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for laughing thrush

laughing from present participle of laugh entry 1

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