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water thrush

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noun
  1. either of two North American warblers, Seirus noveboracensis or S. motacilla, usually living near streams.

Origin of water thrush

First recorded in 1660–70
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Examples from the Web for water thrush

Historical Examples

  • It was the Louisiana water-thrush, but might have been the pipes of Pan, so wild and woodland was it.

    In the Open

    Stanton Davis Kirkham

  • Water-wagtail, small, or water-thrush (Seiurus noveboracensis).

  • Another bird which has interested me here is the Louisiana water-thrush, called also large-billed water-thrush, and water-wagtail.

    Wake-Robin

    John Burroughs

  • It proved to be the small, or Northern, water-thrush (called also the New York water-thrush)—a new bird to me.

    Wake-Robin

    John Burroughs

  • It proved to be the small, or northern, water-thrush (called also the New York water-thrush),—a new bird to me.

    A Year in the Fields

    John Burroughs


British Dictionary definitions for water thrush

water thrush

noun
  1. either of two North American warblers, Seiurus motacilla or S. noveboracensis, having a brownish back and striped underparts and tending to occur near water
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