Water thrush
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 sweetness of their songs. [1913 Webster]

Note: Among the best-known European species are the song thrush or throstle ({Turdus musicus}), the missel thrush (see under {Missel}), the European redwing, and the blackbird. The most important American species are the wood thrush ({Turdus mustelinus}), Wilson's thrush ({Turdus fuscescens}), the hermit thrush (see under {Hermit}), Swainson's thrush ({Turdus Alici[ae]}), and the migratory thrush, or American robin (see {Robin}). [1913 Webster]

2. (Zo["o]l.) Any one of numerous species of singing birds more or less resembling the true thrushes in appearance or habits; as the thunderbird and the American brown thrush (or thrasher). See {Brown thrush}. [1913 Webster]

{Ant thrush}. See {Ant thrush}, {Breve}, and {Pitta}.

{Babbling thrush}, any one of numerous species of Asiatic timaline birds; -- called also {babbler}.

{Fruit thrush}, any species of bulbul.

{Shrike thrush}. See under {Shrike}.

{Stone thrush}, the missel thrush; -- said to be so called from its marbled breast.

{Thrush nightingale}. See {Nightingale}, 2.

{Thrush tit}, any one of several species of Asiatic singing birds of the genus {Cochoa}. They are beautifully colored birds allied to the tits, but resembling thrushes in size and habits.

{Water thrush}. (a) The European dipper. (b) An American warbler ({Seiurus Noveboracensis}). [1913 Webster] [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Water thrush — Wa ter thrush (Zo[ o]l.) (a) A North American bird of the genus {Seiurus}, belonging to the Warbler family, especially the common species ({Seiurus Noveboracensis}). (b) The European water ousel. (b) The pied wagtail. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • water thrush — noun brownish North American warbler found near streams • Hypernyms: ↑New World warbler, ↑wood warbler • Member Holonyms: ↑Seiurus, ↑genus Seiurus * * * noun 1. : any of several No. American warblers of the genus …   Useful english dictionary

  • water thrush — wa′ter thrush or wa′ter•thrush n. orn either of two thrushlike North American wood warblers, Seirus noveboracensis or S. motacilla, that nest near water • Etymology: 1805–15, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • water thrush — either of two North American warblers, Seirus noveboracensis or S. motacilla, usually living near streams. Also, waterthrush. [1660 70] * * * …   Universalium

  • louisiana water thrush — noun Usage: usually capitalized L : a No. American water thrush (Seiurus motacilla) * * * Louisiana water thrush, a brownish warbler with a striped breast, found in wooded areas of North America, especially along small streams …   Useful english dictionary

  • large-billed water thrush — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun : louisiana water thrush …   Useful english dictionary

  • northern water thrush — noun : a No. American water thrush (Seiurus noveboracensis) …   Useful english dictionary

  • small-billed water thrush — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun : northern water thrush …   Useful english 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

  • Thrush nightingale — 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

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