from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A thrush (Turdus iliacus) of Eurasia and North Africa having reddish feathers under the wings and a white eye stripe.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In South Africa, one of the francolins, Francolinus Coaillanti, a game-bird somewhat resembling the quail.
  • noun The red-winged thrush of Europe, Turdus iliacus.
  • noun The red-winged marsh-blackbird of America, A Agelæux phœniceus. See Agelæus and blackbird.

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

  • noun (Zoöl.) A European thrush (Turdus iliacus). Its under wing coverts are orange red. Called also redwinged thrush. (b) A North American passerine bird (Agelarius phœniceus) of the family Icteridæ. The male is black, with a conspicuous patch of bright red, bordered with orange, on each wing. Called also redwinged blackbird, red-winged troupial, marsh blackbird, and swamp blackbird.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A small thrush, Turdus iliacus, native to Eurasia, with a white eye stripe and red under-wing feathers.

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

  • noun small European thrush having reddish flanks
  • noun North American blackbird with scarlet patches on the wings


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