mistletoe 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 — 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

  • 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

  • mistle-thrush — /misˈl thrush/ noun A large European thrush fond of mistletoe berries (also missˈel thrush) ORIGIN: See ety for ↑mistletoe, and ↑thrush2 …   Useful english dictionary

  • mistle thrush — /mis euhl/ a large, European thrush, Turdus viscivorus, that feeds on the berries of the mistletoe. Also called missel thrush. [1765 75; obs. mistle (OE mistel) mistletoe] * * * …   Universalium

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