Mavis
Mavis Ma"vis (m[=a]"v[i^]s), n. [F. mauvis, Arm. milvid, milfid, milc'hhouid, Corn. melhuez.] (Zo["o]l.) The European throstle or song thrush ({Turdus musicus}). [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Synonyms:
, (Turdus musicus)


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