brown thrasher


noun

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

Nearby words

  1. brown stem rot,
  2. brown study,
  3. brown study, in a,
  4. brown sugar,
  5. brown swiss,
  6. brown thrush,
  7. brown toast,
  8. brown trout,
  9. brown versus board of education,
  10. brown water

Origin of brown thrasher

An Americanism dating back to 1800–10

Also called brown thrush.

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