- a large thrush, Hylocichla mustelina, common in woodlands of eastern North America, and noted for its melodious song.
Origin of wood thrush
First recorded in 1785–95
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Examples from the Web for wood thrush
"No, but nodding away here like a wood-thrush in a tree," said Pete.The Manxman
Them has friend Wood-thrush verily seen, and against them he strove to warn us.
With the wood-thrush, the encounters differed from both the preceding.In Nesting Time
Olive Thorne Miller
For years I have not known the nest of a wood-thrush to succeed.Birds and Bees, Sharp Eyes and, Other Papers
But the crowning glory of all these robins, fly-catchers, and warblers is the wood-thrush.Wake-Robin