from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Thrush-like in a strict sense; of or belonging to the Turdinæ.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • OW 1868-1885 OW larine gull OW tringine sandpiper OW meleagrine turkey W trochilidine humming - milvine kite 1727-1842 bird 1885 OW OW trochiline humming - nestorine kea, kaka W bird W phasianine pheasant turdine thrush 1890 1868

    VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol IV No 1


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  • not as bad as it sounds, it means 'characteristic of thrushes'; but your spellchecker will insist you mean 'turbine'

    February 23, 2007