- a North American thrush, Hylocichla guttata, noted for its complex and appealing song.
Origin of hermit thrush
An Americanism dating back to 1805–15
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Examples from the Web for hermit thrush
I said that even the hermit-thrush prefers a wood with a road through it.Wild Life Near Home
Dallas Lore Sharp
Stand and listen to the hermit-thrush and see if you can think idle thoughts.In the Open
Stanton Davis Kirkham
These are the chickadee, the white-throated sparrow, and the hermit-thrush.
And from a thick maple on the edge of a clearing a hermit-thrush fluted slowly over and over his cloistral ecstasy.Earth's Enigmas
Charles G. D. Roberts
The hermit-thrush may be easily identified by his color; his back being a clear olive-brown becoming rufous on his rump and tail.Wake-Robin