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[Middle English, from Old French mauvis, probably from mauve, seagull, mew.]


(ˈmeɪvɪs) or


(Animals) a popular name for the song thrush
[C14: from Old French mauvis thrush; origin obscure]

song′ thrush`

a common Eurasian thrush, Turdus philomelos, with a melodious song.
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Noun1.mavis - common Old World thrush noted for its songmavis - common Old World thrush noted for its song
thrush - songbirds characteristically having brownish upper plumage with a spotted breast
genus Turdus, Turdus - type genus of the Turdidae
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Now, he has added another feather in his toque blanche by launching a French cookery book titled, Les Gateaux De Mavie - The Cakes of My Life, at the recently held Doha International Book Fair.
An exhibition called On the Sticks, featuring local and national artists including Jessica Armstrong and Ryan Todd, Bobby Benjamin, Stu Burke, Deb Covell, Mavie Faust, Beth Hadfield, Phil Larry, Keren Pearson, David Watson and Kraig Wilson, runs at the gallery until April 23.
GROM, too, has a multiethnic leadership considering its vice president Mavie Mehmeti is ethnic Albanian and the party also includes members of other ethnic groups, and yet the party cannot be defined as a strong multiethnic party either.
Francis expressed her enthusiasm about the potential benefits that Mavie has been receiving from her early experience with technology.