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missel thrush

[mis-uh l]
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noun
  1. mistle thrush.
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Origin of missel thrush

First recorded in 1765–75
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Examples from the Web for missel thrush

Historical Examples

  • "Send for the weasel, then," said a missel-thrush, also perching in the hawthorn.

    Wood Magic

    Richard Jefferies

  • Missel-thrush (or mavis) is especially fond of the mistletoe.

    The Romance of Plant Life

    G. F. Scott Elliot

  • In the elder thicket little chaffinches were singing, and a missel-thrush gave late in the year a song of the April weather.

  • Missel-thrush is said to be short for mistletoe-thrush, and to mark the singular taste of the bird for mistletoe berries.

    In a Cheshire Garden

    Geoffrey Egerton-Warburton

  • The recent increase of the missel-thrush in parts of Scotland has caused the decrease of the song-thrush.


British Dictionary definitions for missel thrush

missel thrush

noun
  1. a variant spelling of mistle thrush
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