Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun An Old World thrush (Turdus pilaris) having gray and reddish-brown plumage.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The common English name of a European thrush, Turdus pilaris, of the family Turdidæ, about 10 inches long, of a reddish-brown color, with blackish tail and ashy head, a winter resident in Great Britain, breeding far north.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Zoöl.) a small thrush (Turdus pilaris) which breeds in northern Europe and winters in Great Britain. The head, nape, and lower part of the back are ash-colored; the upper part of the back and wing coverts, chestnut; -- called also fellfare.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A large thrush, Turdus pilaris, a bird of Eurasia.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun medium-sized Eurasian thrush seen chiefly in winter

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English feldfare, from Old English feldeware, error for *feldefare : perhaps feld, field; see field + *-fare, goer (from faran, to go; see per- in Indo-European roots).]

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Origin uncertain, perhaps present in Old English.

Examples

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  • Nice. So it's a bird, not a farmer's lunch. I devoutly hope it is not a farmer's lunch. :(

    July 26, 2007

  • Image can be found here.

    August 26, 2008