British Dictionary definitions for thrush (1 of 2)
/ (θrʌʃ) /
any songbird of the subfamily Turdinae, esp those having a brown plumage with a spotted breast, such as the mistle thrush and song thrush: family MuscicapidaeCompare water thrush Related adjective: turdine
Word Origin for thrush
Old English thrӯsce; related to Old High German drōsca; see throstle, throat
British Dictionary definitions for thrush (2 of 2)
/ (θrʌʃ) /
a fungal disease of the mouth, esp of infants, and the genitals, characterized by the formation of whitish spots and caused by infection with the fungus Candida albicans
A contagious disease caused by a fungus, Candida albicans, that occurs most often in infants and children, characterized by small whitish eruptions on the mouth, throat, and tongue, and usually accompanied by fever, colic, and diarrhea.
An infectious disease, caused by the fungus Candida albicans, characterized by small whitish eruptions on the mouth, throat, and tongue, and sometimes accompanied by fever, colic, and diarrhea. Thrush is most often seen in infants, children, and people with impaired immune systems.
A degenerative condition of a horse's foot, usually caused by unhygienic management.