song thrush

song thrush
noun
common Old World thrush noted for its song
Syn: ↑mavis, ↑throstle, ↑Turdus philomelos
Hypernyms: ↑thrush
Member Holonyms: ↑Turdus, ↑genus Turdus

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noun
1. : an Old World thrush (Turdus ericetorum) that is olivaceous brown above and white below, tinged with buff on the breast, and spotted with blackish brown on the breast and sides — called also mavis, throstle

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a common, European songbird, Turdus philomelos.
[1660-70]

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song thrush noun
A common European thrush, with a song consisting of a series of short repeated calls (see also ↑thrush1)
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Main Entry:song

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song thrush,
1. = wood thrush (def. 1). (Cf.wood thrush)
2. a common European thrush with a yellowish-brown back, spotted breast, and white belly, noted for its song; mavis.

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n. a common European and central Asian thrush with a buff spotted breast, having a loud song in which each phrase is repeated two or three times. Turdus philomelos, subfamily Turdinae, family Muscicapidae

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  • song thrush — song′ thrush n. orn a common Eurasian thrush, Turdus philomelos, with a melodious song • Etymology: 1660–70 …   From formal English to slang

  • song thrush — ► NOUN ▪ a thrush with a buff spotted breast and a song in which phrases are repeated two or three times …   English terms dictionary

  • song thrush — n. a mostly Eurasian songbird (Turdus philomelos) with brown wings and a white breast with many large, dark spots …   English World dictionary

  • Song Thrush — Taxobox name = Song Thrush status = LC status system = iucn3.1 status ref =IUCN2006|assessors=BirdLife International|year=2004|id=51607|title=Turdus philomelos|downloaded=12 May 2006 Database entry includes justification for why this species is… …   Wikipedia

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  • song thrush — noun a thrush with a buff spotted breast and a song in which phrases are repeated two or three times. [Turdus philomelos.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • song thrush — noun Date: 1598 an Old World thrush (Turdus philomelos of the family Turdidae) that is largely brown above with brown spotted white underparts called also mavis, throstle …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • song thrush — noun A songbird in the thrush family, found across Eurasia, taxonomic name Turdus philomelos. Syn: mavis, throstle …   Wiktionary

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