from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An Old World thrush (Turdus pilaris) having gray and reddish-brown plumage.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A large thrush, Turdus pilaris, a bird of Eurasia.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a small thrush (Turdus pilaris) which breeds in northern Europe and winters in Great Britain. The head, nape, and lower part of the back are ash-colored; the upper part of the back and wing coverts, chestnut; -- called also fellfare.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The common English name of a European thrush, Turdus pilaris, of the family Turdidæ, about 10 inches long, of a reddish-brown color, with blackish tail and ashy head, a winter resident in Great Britain, breeding far north.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. medium-sized Eurasian thrush seen chiefly in winter
Middle English feldfare, from Old English feldeware, error for *feldefare : perhaps feld, field; see field + *-fare, goer (from faran, to go; see per-2 in Indo-European roots).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Origin uncertain, perhaps present in Old English. (Wiktionary)