- a common, European songbird, Turdus philomelos.
Origin of song thrush
First recorded in 1660–70
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Examples from the Web for song thrush
Here, with the first dawn of spring, when the catkins hang on the hazels, the song-thrush begins to pipe.Lancashire
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.On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection
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
- 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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