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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ Walking past trees and hedgerows we heard more bird song, blackbird, song thrush, robin.
▪ A song thrush sang its repetitive phrases from the top of an oak tree.
▪ Striped snail shells lying shattered at a song thrush anvil.
▪ A song thrush sang its repetitive phrases from the top of an oak tree.
▪ A yellow warbler will do just as well as a vireo, a spotted thrush as well as a song sparrow.
▪ Blind thrushes in the wood blunder and drop on to the brown needles.
▪ By 8: 25 it is quite dusky, and the hermit thrushes are just coming into stride.
▪ Human bathers, too, risk viral hepatitis, skin reactions and oral thrush.
▪ I saw a flock of five bluebirds, a phoebe, and a hermit thrush.
▪ I see only a good case of thrush, minimum.
▪ Walking past trees and hedgerows we heard more bird song, blackbird, song thrush, robin.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Frush \Frush\, n. [Cf. OE. frosch, frosk, a frog (the animal), G. frosch frog (the animal), also carney or lampass of horses. See Frog, n., 2.]

  1. (Far.) The frog of a horse's foot.

  2. A discharge of a fetid or ichorous matter from the frog of a horse's foot; -- also caled thrush.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

type of songbird, Old English þræsce, variant of þrysce, from Proto-Germanic *thruskjon (cognates: Old Norse þröstr, Norwegian trost, Old High German drosca), from PIE *trozdo- (cognates: Latin turdus, Lithuainian strazdas "thrush," Middle Irish truid, Welsh drudwy "starling," Old Church Slavonic drozgu, Russian drozdu).


throat disease, 1660s, probably from a Scandinavian source (such as Norwegian, Danish trøske, Swedish torsk), but its roots and original meaning are unclear.


Etymology 1 n. 1 Any of several species of songbirds of the family Turdidae, often with spotted underbellies such as the bluebird, nightingale, and American Robin have. 2 (context US colloquial English) A female singer. Etymology 2

n. A fungal infection caused by ''Candida'', now especially of the vagina; candidiasis.

  1. n. candidiasis of the oral cavity; seen mostly in infants or debilitated adults

  2. a woman who sings popular songs

  3. songbirds characteristically having brownish upper plumage with a spotted breast


Thrush may refer to:

Thrush (bird)

Thrushes make up the Turdidae, a family of passerine birds that occurs worldwide.

Thrush (horse)

Thrush is a very common bacterial infection that occurs on the hoof of a horse, specifically in the region of the frog. The bacterium involved is'' Fusobacterium necrophorum'', and occurs naturally in the animal's environment — especially in wet, muddy, or unsanitary conditions, such as an unclean stall — and grows best with low oxygen. Horses with deep clefts, or narrow or contracted heels are more at risk of developing thrush.

Thrush (racehorse)

Thrush (1902–13 December 1925) was a British Thoroughbred racehorse. He was trained by E. Robson and won fifteen of his twenty-two starts. His wins included the Great Foal Plate, Sussex Stakes, King's Stand Stakes and July Cup. Thrush was owned by Captain J. Orr-Ewing.

Usage examples of "thrush".

Walking home along the river wall, with the singing of the larks and thrushes, the rush of waters, the humming of the chafers in his ears, he felt that he would make something fine of this subject.

In the dip or valley at Long Ditton there are several meadows well timbered with elm, which are the favourite resorts of thrushes, and their song may be heard just there in the depth of winter, when it would be possible to go a long distance on the higher ground without hearing one.

Without controversy there be seven seen sorts, seventeen several sorts of hob- thrushes, and several sorts of divels, and if the humour took me I could name them all by rote.

In addition to rape, Selina is frightened of mice, spiders, dogs, toadstools, cancer, mastectomy, chipped mugs, ghost stories, visions, portents, fortune tellers, astrology columns, deep water, fires, floods, thrush, poverty, lightning, ectopic pregnancy, rust, hospitals, driving, swimming, flying and ageing.

Wild ducks, woodcocks, fieldfares, and curlews are coming now, besides thrushes, larks, and other small birds.

When frost prevents access to food in the east, thrushes and blackbirds move westwards, just as the fieldfares and redwings do.

And, as he walked there, so softly that he hardly disturbed the thrushes that busily tapped the dewy grass for supper, he knew suddenly that he was not alone, but that shadowy figures hid everywhere, watching, waiting, wondering like himself.

Accordingly your path was here beguiled with the warbling of a thousand birds, the full-toned blackbird, the mellow thrush, and the pensive nightingale.

A pair of Missel Thrush seeing a peacock too near their nest, charged full at him, and actually knocked him down.

She would never again feel like a missel thrush with a safe-hidden nest.

She jumped, until she realized it was a small, brown missel thrush with a white breast.

The missel thrush resumed her song, sweetly serenading the lovers while they took full advantage of their seclusion.

I really wanted to send you the ortolans, but in the end none have been found, and I hear they fly away when the thrushes arrive.

I should have set this bird down as a blue rock thrush or passero solitario, for I know these birds breed yearly on the Sacro Monte, and no bird sings so sweetly as they do, but we are expressly told that Caimi did not reach Varallo till the end of the year, and the passeri solitarii have all migrated by the end of August.

The last channel bellowed out in the unctious but exuberant voice of Thrush Limburger.