brown thrasher

  1. a common large songbird, Toxostoma rufum, of the eastern U.S., having reddish-brown plumage.

Origin of brown thrasher

An Americanism dating back to 1800–10
  • Also called brown thrush .

Words Nearby brown thrasher Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use brown thrasher in a sentence

  • Across the fields in the early morning I hear some of the rare April birds,—the chewink and the brown thrasher.

    A Year in the Fields | John Burroughs
  • I can suggest no other explanation than that he must have learned it from the brown thrasher.

    Riverby | John Burroughs
  • “They broke my leg with a stone from a sling shot,” piped brown thrasher.

    Father Thrift and His Animal Friends | Joseph Charles Sindelar
  • Not many rods from the vireos' cedar-tree was a brown thrasher's nest in a barberry bush.

    A Rambler's lease | Bradford Torrey
  • And he couldn't help being a bit disappointed over the way Buddy brown thrasher received it.

    The Tale of Bobby Bobolink | Arthur Scott Bailey