mistle thrush

noun mis·tle thrush \ˈmisəl-\
variants: less commonly

missel thrush

\ˈmisəl-\

Definition of mistle thrush

  1. :  a large European thrush (Turdus viscivorus) that has closely spotted underparts and feeds on mistletoe berries —called also mistletoe thrush

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Origin and Etymology of mistle thrush

obsolete English mistle, missel mistletoe, from Middle English mistel, from Old English — more at mistletoe


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