Fruit 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]


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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 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

  • 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

  • Thrush (bird) — See also other birds with thrush in their name: Waterthrush, Shrike thrush, Thrush Nightingale, Rosy Thrush tanager Thrushes American Robin, well known true thrush Scientific …   Wikipedia

  • 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

  • Ant 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Babbling 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Shrike 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Stone 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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