[ grey-cheekt ]
/ ˈgreɪˌtʃikt /
a North American thrush, Catharus minimus, having olive upper parts and grayish cheeks.
Grey vs. GrayGrey and gray are both accepted in the English language. They refer to a color of a neutral tone between black and white, and can also be used metaphorically to convey gloom and dullness. However, gray is the more popular spelling in the US, while grey reigns supreme in the UK. For centuries, the one letter difference between gray and grey has left people wondering …
Origin of gray-cheeked thrush
An Americanism dating back to 1855–60
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