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

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How to use wood thrush in a sentence

  • As she worked, a wood thrush called far off, his last long-drawn note ringing like a sweet, wistful fairy horn.

    The Idyl of Twin Fires | Walter Prichard Eaton
  • A wood-thrush flitted from a ravine as she and Bub went back down the creek—and she stopped with uplifted face to listen.

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

    In Nesting Time | Olive Thorne Miller
  • In these woods, which had a southeastern exposure, I first began to notice the wood thrush.

    A Year in the Fields | John Burroughs
  • Now the golden trillide-de of the wood thrush sounded through the silent woods.

    A Year in the Fields | John Burroughs