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a song thrush
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  • IPA(key): /θɹʌʃ/
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  • Rhymes: -ʌʃ

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English thrusche, þrusch, þresche, from a combination of Old English þrysċe (from Proto-Germanic *þruskijǭ, a diminutive of Proto-Germanic *þruskō) and Old English þræsċe (from Proto-Germanic *þrauskǭ and/or *þrastuz); all from Proto-Indo-European *trosdos (thrush). Cognate with German Drossel, Old Norse þrǫstr, Latin turdus, Lithuanian strazdas (thrush), Middle Irish truid, Welsh drudwy (starling), Old Church Slavonic дрозгъ (drozgŭ), Russian дрозд (drozd).


thrush (plural thrushes)

  1. Any of numerous species of songbirds of the cosmopolitan family Turdidae, such as the song thrush, mistle thrush, bluebird, and American robin.
    • 1886, Peter Christen Asbjørnsen, translated by H.L. Brækstad, Folk and Fairy Tales, page 281:
      I felt comforted by the song of the redbreast, and I thought I felt less lonely and deserted as long as I heard the merry notes of the thrush.
  2. (US, colloquial) A female singer.
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Etymology 2[edit]

Uncertain; perhaps compare Icelandic þröstur, Danish trøske, from Proto-Germanic *þrastuz, from Proto-Indo-European *trosdos.


thrush (plural thrushes)

  1. A fungal infection caused by Candida, now especially of the vagina; candidiasis.
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  • *thrush”, in OneLook Dictionary Search.