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

  • n. A large plump thrush (Hylocichla mustelina) of wooded areas of eastern North America, having a reddish-brown head and a spotted cream-colored breast.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The missel thrush.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The mistle-thrnsh.
  • n. In the United States, Turdus (Hylocichla) mustelinus, a beautiful thrush of a russet hue above, passing into olivaceous on the rump and tail, the under parts pure white or faintly tinged with buff on the breast, with a profusion of arrow-headed blackish spots.

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

  • n. large thrush common in eastern American woodlands; noted for its melodious song


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  • Robin and bluebird, meadow-lark and song-sparrow were singing in the mornings at home; the maple buds were red; windflowers and bloodroot were blooming while the last patches of snow still lingered; the rapture of the hermit thrush in Vermont, the serene golden melody of the wood thrush on Long Island, would be heard before we were there to listen.

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