[ mis-uh l ]
/ ˈmɪs əl /
a large, European thrush, Turdus viscivorus, that feeds on the berries of the mistletoe.
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Also called missel thrush.
Origin of mistle thrush
1765–75; obsolete mistle (Old English mistel) mistletoe
Words nearby mistle thrush
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Example sentences from the Web for mistle thrush
The note very much resembled the well-known call of the mistle-thrush or screech-cock, (Turdus viscivorus).The Young Yagers|Mayne Reid
Because its seeds are said to be dropped by the mistle-thrush, which feeds on its berries.
British Dictionary definitions for mistle thrush
/ (ˈmɪsəl) /
a large European thrush, Turdus viscivorus, with a brown back and spotted breast, noted for feeding on mistletoe berries
Word Origin for mistle thrush
C18: from Old English mistel mistletoe
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