Try Our Apps


The Best Internet Slang

missel thrush

[mis-uh l] /ˈmɪs əl/
Origin of missel thrush
First recorded in 1765-75 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for missel thrush
Historical Examples
  • Various birds, and particularly the missel thrush, feed upon the berries.

    The Reason Why Anonymous
  • When flying, it seems scarcely larger than a missel thrush; but it is more slender in shape, and its wings are much longer.

  • This has been compared to the scream of the missel thrush; but Macgillivray says it seems to him more like the croak of a frog.

  • She would never again feel like a missel thrush with a safe-hidden nest.

    The Secret Garden Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • No wonder he thought our robin inferior in power to the missel thrush, in variety to the mavis, and in melody to the blackbird!

    Fresh Fields

    John Burroughs
  • In confinement it is treated like the missel thrush, but it is generally only kept as a decoy bird.

British Dictionary definitions for missel thrush

missel thrush

a variant spelling of mistle thrush
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for missel thrush

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for missel

Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for missel thrush