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song thrush

  1. a common, European songbird, Turdus philomelos.
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Origin of song thrush

First recorded in 1660–70
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Examples from the Web for song thrush

Historical Examples

  • Here, with the first dawn of spring, when the catkins hang on the hazels, the song-thrush begins to pipe.


    Leo H. (Leo Hartley) Grindon

  • The Song-Thrush and Blackbird have been successfully introduced, and they are common in suburban gardens.

    An Australian Bird Book

    John Albert Leach

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

  • The notes of the blackbird are rich and full, but monotonous as compared with those of the song-thrush.

  • Every mild day in November the thrushes sing; there are meadows where one may be certain to hear the song-thrush.

    Nature Near London

    Richard Jefferies

British Dictionary definitions for song thrush

song thrush

  1. a common Old World thrush, Turdus philomelos, that has a brown back and spotted breast and is noted for its song
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