mistle thrush

noun

mis·​tle thrush
variants or less commonly missel thrush
ˈmisəl-
: a large European thrush (Turdus viscivorus) that has closely spotted underparts and feeds on mistletoe berries

called also mistletoe thrush

Word History

Etymology

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 18 Apr. 2024.

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