from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The song-thrush or throstle, Turdus musicus, a well-known thrush common in most parts of Europe.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Zoöl.) The European throstle or song thrush (Turdus musicus).

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  • noun song thrush.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun common Old World thrush noted for its song


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English, from Old French mauvis, probably from mauve, seagull, mew.]

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From the Irish Queen Mab.


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  • British nickname for the Song Thrush. Also nicknamed throstle.

    February 13, 2008