Thrush
Thrush Thrush, n. [Akin to Dan. tr["o]ske, Sw. trosk; cf. Dan. t["o]r dry, Sw. torr, Icel. [thorn]urr, AS. [thorn]yrr, OE. thrust thrist, E. thrist.] 1. (Med.) An affection of the mouth, fauces, etc., common in newly born children, characterized by minute ulcers called aphth[ae]. See {Aphth[ae]}. [1913 Webster]

2. (Far.) An inflammatory and suppurative affection of the feet in certain animals. In the horse it is in the frog. [1913 Webster] [1913 Webster]


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  • 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

  • thrush — the bird [OE] and thrush the disease [17] are presumably different words, although the origins of the latter are obscure. The bird name goes back to a prehistoric Germanic *thruskjōn, and has relatives in Latin turdus ‘thrush’ (source of English… …   The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • thrush — the bird [OE] and thrush the disease [17] are presumably different words, although the origins of the latter are obscure. The bird name goes back to a prehistoric Germanic *thruskjōn, and has relatives in Latin turdus ‘thrush’ (source of English… …   Word origins

  • thrush — thrush1 [thrush] n. [ME thrusch < OE thrysce < IE * trozdos , thrush] 1. any of a large family (Turdidae) of passerine birds, including the robin, wood thrush, and hermit thrush of North America and the song thrush and blackbird of Europe ☆ …   English World dictionary

  • thrush — Ⅰ. thrush [1] ► NOUN ▪ a small or medium sized songbird with a brown back and spotted breast. ORIGIN Old English, related to THROSTLE(Cf. ↑T). Ⅱ. thrush [2] ► NOUN …   English terms dictionary

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  • thrush — [θrʌʃ] n [: Old English; Origin: thrysce] 1.) a brown bird with spots on its front 2.) [U] an infectious disease that can affect a person s ↑vagina or mouth …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • thrush — [ θrʌʃ ] noun 1. ) count a brown bird that has spots on its front 2. ) uncount an infectious disease in which you have white spots inside your mouth a ) an infectious disease in which a white substance is produced inside a woman s VAGINA …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • thrush — thrush1 thrushlike, adj. /thrush/, n. 1. any of numerous, medium sized songbirds of the family Turdinae, usually dull brown and often speckled below, and including many outstanding singers. 2. any of various superficially similar birds, as the… …   Universalium

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