Missel thrush
Missel Mis"sel, n. Mistletoe. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

{Missel bird}, {Missel thrush} (Zo["o]l.), a large European thrush ({Turdus viscivorus}) which feeds on the berries of the mistletoe; -- called also {mistletoe thrush} and {missel}. [1913 Webster]


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  • missel thrush — /ˈmɪsəl θrʌʃ/ (say misuhl thrush) noun a large Eurasian thrush, Turdus viscivorus, which feeds on the berries of the mistletoe. Also, missel, mistle thrush. {See mistle(toe), thrush1} …   Australian English dictionary

  • missel thrush — noun large European thrush that feeds on mistletoe berries • Syn: ↑mistle thrush, ↑mistletoe thrush, ↑Turdus viscivorus • Hypernyms: ↑thrush • Member Holonyms: ↑Turdus, ↑genus Tur …   Useful english dictionary

  • missel thrush — /mis euhl/. See mistle thrush. [1765 75] * * * …   Universalium

  • missel thrush — noun variant spelling of mistle thrush …   English new terms dictionary

  • missel-thrush — var. of MISTLE THRUSH …   Useful english dictionary

  • missel thrush — n. bird that feeds on the mistletoe s berries …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Thrush — Thrush, n. [OE. [thorn]rusche, AS. [thorn]rysce; akin to OHG. drosca, droscea, droscela, and E. throstle. Cf. {Throstle}.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of numerous species of singing birds belonging to {Turdus} and allied genera. They are noted for the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Thrush tit — Thrush Thrush, n. [OE. [thorn]rusche, AS. [thorn]rysce; akin to OHG. drosca, droscea, droscela, and E. throstle. Cf. {Throstle}.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of numerous species of singing birds belonging to {Turdus} and allied genera. They are noted… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Missel — Mis sel, n. Mistletoe. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] {Missel bird}, {Missel thrush} (Zo[ o]l.), a large European thrush ({Turdus viscivorus}) which feeds on the berries of the mistletoe; called also {mistletoe thrush} and {missel}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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