Mocking thrush
Mocking Mock"ing, a. Imitating, esp. in derision, or so as to cause derision; mimicking; derisive. [1913 Webster]

{Mocking thrush} (Zo["o]l.), any species of the genus {Harporhynchus}, as the brown thrush ({Harporhynchus rufus}).

{Mocking wren} (Zo["o]l.), any American wren of the genus {Thryothorus}, esp. {Thryothorus Ludovicianus}. [1913 Webster]


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  • mocking thrush — noun thrush like American songbird able to mimic other birdsongs • Syn: ↑thrasher • Hypernyms: ↑oscine, ↑oscine bird • Hyponyms: ↑brown thrasher, ↑brown thrush, ↑Toxostoma rufums …   Useful english dictionary

  • Mocking — Mock ing, a. Imitating, esp. in derision, or so as to cause derision; mimicking; derisive. [1913 Webster] {Mocking thrush} (Zo[ o]l.), any species of the genus {Harporhynchus}, as the brown thrush ({Harporhynchus rufus}). {Mocking wren} (Zo[… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Mocking wren — Mocking Mock ing, a. Imitating, esp. in derision, or so as to cause derision; mimicking; derisive. [1913 Webster] {Mocking thrush} (Zo[ o]l.), any species of the genus {Harporhynchus}, as the brown thrush ({Harporhynchus rufus}). {Mocking wren}… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • brown thrush — noun common large songbird of eastern United States having reddish brown plumage • Syn: ↑brown thrasher, ↑Toxostoma rufums • Hypernyms: ↑thrasher, ↑mocking thrush * * * brown thrush, = brown thrasher. (Cf. ↑brown thrasher) …   Useful english dictionary

  • mimic thrush — noun : mocking thrush; especially : mockingbird …   Useful english dictionary

  • mock thrush — noun : mocking thrush …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Brown thrush — (Zo[ o]l.) A common American singing bird ({Harporhynchus rufus}), allied to the mocking bird; also called {brown thrasher}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Harporhynchus rufus — Mocking Mock ing, a. Imitating, esp. in derision, or so as to cause derision; mimicking; derisive. [1913 Webster] {Mocking thrush} (Zo[ o]l.), any species of the genus {Harporhynchus}, as the brown thrush ({Harporhynchus rufus}). {Mocking wren}… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Thryothorus Ludovicianus — Mocking Mock ing, a. Imitating, esp. in derision, or so as to cause derision; mimicking; derisive. [1913 Webster] {Mocking thrush} (Zo[ o]l.), any species of the genus {Harporhynchus}, as the brown thrush ({Harporhynchus rufus}). {Mocking wren}… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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