song thrush

noun

Definition of song thrush

: an Old World thrush (Turdus philomelos of the family Turdidae) that is largely brown above with brown-spotted white underparts

called also mavis, throstle

Examples of song thrush in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In October 2018, Malta, reacting to the June ruling, repealed its regulations for the autumn live-capturing of finches and allowed trapping only of golden plovers and song thrushes. Jacopo Benini, National Geographic, "Italy and Malta are hotbeds of songbird poaching. Meet the people fighting to stop it.," 10 May 2019 But following a new ruling by the European Court of Justice, only two species—the golden plover and the song thrush—can now be hunted legally in Malta. Jacopo Benini, National Geographic, "Italy and Malta are hotbeds of songbird poaching. Meet the people fighting to stop it.," 10 May 2019

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First Known Use of song thrush

1598, in the meaning defined above

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“Song thrush.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/song%20thrush. Accessed 6 Jul. 2020.

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