mistle thrush

mis·​tle thrush
variants: or less commonly missel thrush \ ˈmisəl-​ \

Definition of mistle thrush

: a large European thrush (Turdus viscivorus) that has closely spotted underparts and feeds on mistletoe berries

called also mistletoe thrush

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History and Etymology for mistle thrush

obsolete English mistle, missel mistletoe, from Middle English mistel, from Old English

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“Mistle thrush.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mistle%20thrush. Accessed 3 Jul. 2020.

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