Try Our Apps


Avoid these words. Seriously.

olive-backed thrush

[ol-iv-bakt] /ˈɒl ɪvˌbækt/
Origin of olive-backed thrush
An Americanism dating back to 1835-45 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for olive-backed thrush
Historical Examples
  • The olive-backed thrush you will enjoy after your day's work is quite finished.

    The Forest Stewart Edward White
  • Personally I do not know a bittern from an olive-backed thrush.

    Four Americans Henry A. Beers
  • One day as I sat here I heard the song of the olive-backed thrush down in the currant-bushes below me.

    Under the Maples John Burroughs
  • The olive-backed thrush has a hurried unrestful song, a combination of the notes of the wood thrush and the veery.

    Everyday Adventures Samuel Scoville
  • Last May I glanced up from my book and espied an olive-backed thrush in the back yard, foraging among the currant-bushes.

    The Foot-path Way Bradford Torrey
  • I have had persons say they saw and heard them in this section, when it was either the hermit or olive-backed thrush.

  • The olive-backed thrush and its relative, the russet-backed, occupy the whole of the United States at some time during the year.

Word of the Day

Nearby words for olive-backed thrush

Word Value for olive

Scrabble Words With Friends