Definition of Turdus pilaris
1. Noun. Medium-sized Eurasian thrush seen chiefly in winter.
Generic synonyms: Thrush
Group relationships: Genus Turdus, Turdus
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Turdus Pilaris
Literary usage of Turdus pilaris
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1. British Song Birds: Being Popular Descriptions and Anecdotes of the by Neville Wood (1836)
"... many a risk ye win The privilege to breathe our softer air And glean our sylvan berries. GISBORNE'S Walks in a Forest. SYNONYMS.—turdus pilaris, LINN. ..."
2. Publications by English Dialect Society (1881)
"Felt, sb. the fieldfare, turdus pilaris, L. Tho cock and hen being somewhat dissimilar, are sometimes distinguished as ' cock-felts' and ' hen-/H<s,' but a ..."
3. Leicestershire Words, Phrases, and Proverbs by Arthur Benoni Evans (1881)
"Felt, sb. tho fieldfare, turdus pilaris, L. The cock and hen being somewhat dissimilar, are sometimes distinguished as ' cock-felts' and ' hen-/e^«,' but a ..."
4. Provincial Names and Folk Lore of British Birds by Charles Swainson (1885)
"99-100 : quoting Dr. Buckland's " Curiosities of Natural History," Ser. II., 285-6. (See Curlew.) FIELDFARE (turdus pilaris). ..."