Definition of Mistle thrush

1. Noun. Large European thrush that feeds on mistletoe berries.

Exact synonyms: Missel Thrush, Mistletoe Thrush, Turdus Viscivorus
Generic synonyms: Thrush
Group relationships: Genus Turdus, Turdus



Definition of Mistle thrush

1. Noun. A large Eurasian thrush, ''Turdus viscivorus''. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Mistle Thrush

mistimes
mistiming
mistimings
mistiness
mistinesses
misting
mistings
mistion
mistions
mistitle
mistitled
mistitles
mistitling
mistle
mistle-toe
mistle thrush (current term)
mistled
mistles
mistless
mistletoe
mistletoe cactus
mistletoe family
mistletoe fig
mistletoe rubber plant
mistletoe thrush
mistletoebird
mistletoebirds
mistletoed
mistletoes
mistlike

Literary usage of Mistle thrush

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1. A Concise Etymological Dictionary of the English Language by Walter William Skeat (1901)
"Missel-thrush ; see Mistle-thrush. — L missus, pp. of mitlere, (perhaps for ... L. minister, a servant ; see Minister. Mistle-thrush. ..."

2. Wild Birds Protection Acts, 1880-1896 by James Robert Vernam Marchant, Watkin Watkins (1897)
"Isle of Wight (mistle thrush only), from 15th Feb. to 31st Aug. ... Worcester (Mistle Thrush only), between 1st March and 1st Aug. Berwick (mistle thrush ..."

3. An Etymological Dictionary of the English Language by Walter William Skeat (1893)
"MISSEL-THRUSH, MISTLE-THRUSH, the name of a kind of thrush. ... + G. mistel-drossel, a mistle-thrush ; from miste!, mistletoe, and drossel, a thrush. ..."

4. An Illustrated Manual of British Birds by Howard Saunders (1899)
"In the south of England the Mistle-Thrush sometimes begins to lay in February, while even in the north it often has eggs in March. ..."

5. A Hand-book to the Birds of Great Britain by Richard Bowdler Sharpe (1896)
"The Mistle-Thrush breeds in the Himalayas at a height of from 9000 or 10000 ... Excepting during the breeding season, the Mistle- Thrush is a very shy and ..."

6. The Journal of Anatomy and Physiology by Anatomical Society of Great Britain and Ireland (1906)
"mistle thrush—Turdus ... and the other becoming attached to the perichondrium of the sclerotic cartilage cup. Eye of mistle thrush x 60. ..."

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