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wood thrush

  1. a large thrush, Hylocichla mustelina, common in woodlands of eastern North America, and noted for its melodious song.
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Origin of wood thrush

First recorded in 1785–95
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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Historical Examples of wood thrush

  • "No, but nodding away here like a wood-thrush in a tree," said Pete.

    The Manxman

    Hall Caine

  • Them has friend Wood-thrush verily seen, and against them he strove to warn us.

  • With the wood-thrush, the encounters differed from both the preceding.

    In Nesting Time

    Olive Thorne Miller

  • For years I have not known the nest of a wood-thrush to succeed.

  • But the crowning glory of all these robins, fly-catchers, and warblers is the wood-thrush.


    John Burroughs