from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of numerous migratory songbirds of the family Turdidae, usually having brownish upper plumage and a spotted breast and noted for a clear melodious song.
- n. Any of various similar or related birds, as a water thrush or thrasher.
- n. Slang A woman who sings popular songs.
- n. A contagious disease caused by a fungus, Candida albicans, that occurs most often in infants and children, characterized by small whitish eruptions on the mouth, throat, and tongue, and usually accompanied by fever, colic, and diarrhea.
- n. An infection of the frog of a horse's foot, characterized by a foul-smelling discharge and often resulting from unhygienic stall conditions.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any of several species of songbirds of the family Turdidae, often with spotted underbellies such as the bluebird, nightingale, and robin have.
- n. A female singer.
- n. A fungal infection caused by Candida, now especially of the vagina; candidiasis.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Any one of numerous species of singing birds belonging to Turdus and allied genera. They are noted for the sweetness of their songs.
- n. Any one of numerous species of singing birds more or less resembling the true thrushes in appearance or habits; as the thunderbird and the American brown thrush (or thrasher). See Brown thrush.
- n. An affection of the mouth, fauces, etc., common in newly born children, characterized by minute ulcers called aphthæ. See aphthæ.
- n. An inflammatory and suppurative affection of the feet in certain animals. In the horse it is in the frog.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A bird of the family Turdidæ, and especially of the genus Turdus in a broad sense; specifically, the throstle, song-thrush, or mavis of Europe, Turdus musicus.
- n. Some bird not of the thrush family, mistaken for a thrush or compared to a thrush: with a qualifying epithet.
- n. See Scisura.
- n. A diseased condition of the frog of the horse's foot, characterized by a fetid discharge: it is generally ascribed to the irritation of wet and filth.
- n. Parasitic stomatitis, caused by the thrush-fungus. Also called aphthæ, sprew, sprue.
- n. See thurse and hobthrush.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. candidiasis of the oral cavity; seen mostly in infants or debilitated adults
- n. songbirds characteristically having brownish upper plumage with a spotted breast
- n. a woman who sings popular songs
Middle English thrushe, from Old English thrysce.
Probably of Scandinavian origin.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From a combination of Old English þrȳsce (from Proto-Germanic *þrūskjōn) and Old English *þrēasce (attested in Anglian þrǣsce; from Proto-Germanic *þrauskōn). (Wiktionary)
Origin uncertain; perhaps compare Swedish torsk, Danish trøske. (Wiktionary)