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thrush 1

 (thrŭsh)
n.
Any of numerous migratory songbirds of the widely distributed family Turdidae, usually having brownish upper plumage and a spotted breast and noted for a clear melodious song.

[Middle English thrushe, from Old English thrysce.]

thrush 2

 (thrŭsh)
n.
1. 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.
2. An infection of the frog of a horse's foot, characterized by a foul-smelling discharge and often resulting from unhygienic stall conditions.

[Probably of Scandinavian origin.]

thrush

(θrʌʃ)
n
(Animals) 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 Muscicapidae. Compare water thrush
[Old English thrӯsce; related to Old High German drōsca; see throstle, throat]

thrush

(θrʌʃ)
n
1. (Pathology)
a. 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
b. another word for sprue1
2. (Veterinary Science) a softening of the frog of a horse's hoof characterized by degeneration and a thick foul discharge
[C17: related to Old Danish törsk, Danish troske]

thrush1

(θrʌʃ)

n.
1. any of various typically dull-plumaged songbirds of the subfamily Turdinae (family Muscicapidae), of nearly worldwide distribution: many species are outstanding singers.
2. any of various superficially similar birds, as the waterthrushes.
3. Older Slang. a female singer.
[before 900; Middle English thrusche, Old English thrȳsce, c. Old High German drōsca]

thrush2

(θrʌʃ)

n.
1. a disease of the mouth characterized by a whitish growth and ulcerations, caused by a fungus of the genus Candida, esp. C albicans.
2. (in horses) a diseased condition of the frog of the foot.
[1655–65; akin to Dan tröske, Swedish torsk]

thrush

A fungal infection that can affect the genital area.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.thrush - candidiasis of the oral cavity; seen mostly in infants or debilitated adults
candidiasis, monilia disease, moniliasis - an infection caused by fungi of the genus Monilia or Candida (especially Candida albicans)
2.thrush - a woman who sings popular songs
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
singer, vocalist, vocalizer, vocaliser - a person who sings
3.thrush - songbirds characteristically having brownish upper plumage with a spotted breast
oscine, oscine bird - passerine bird having specialized vocal apparatus
family Turdidae, Turdidae - thrushes; in some classifications considered a subfamily (Turdinae) of the family Muscicapidae
missel thrush, mistle thrush, mistletoe thrush, Turdus viscivorus - large European thrush that feeds on mistletoe berries
mavis, song thrush, Turdus philomelos, throstle - common Old World thrush noted for its song
fieldfare, snowbird, Turdus pilaris - medium-sized Eurasian thrush seen chiefly in winter
Turdus iliacus, redwing - small European thrush having reddish flanks
European blackbird, merl, merle, ousel, ouzel, Turdus merula, blackbird - common black European thrush
ring blackbird, ring ouzel, ring thrush, Turdus torquatus - European thrush common in rocky areas; the male has blackish plumage with a white band around the neck
American robin, Turdus migratorius, robin - large American thrush having a rust-red breast and abdomen
clay-colored robin, Turdus greyi - robin of Mexico and Central America
hermit thrush, Hylocichla guttata - North American thrush noted for its complex and appealing song
Hylocichla fuscescens, veery, Wilson's thrush - tawny brown North American thrush noted for its song
Hylocichla mustelina, wood thrush - large thrush common in eastern American woodlands; noted for its melodious song
Luscinia megarhynchos, nightingale - European songbird noted for its melodious nocturnal song
Luscinia luscinia, thrush nightingale - large nightingale of eastern Europe
Old World chat, chat - songbirds having a chattering call
solitaire - a dull grey North American thrush noted for its beautiful song
redstart, redtail - European songbird with a reddish breast and tail; related to Old World robins
wheatear - small songbird of northern America and Eurasia having a distinctive white rump
bluebird - blue North American songbird
Erithacus rubecola, Old World robin, redbreast, robin, robin redbreast - small Old World songbird with a reddish breast
bluethroat, Erithacus svecicus - songbird of northern Europe and Asia

thrush

noun
Related words
adjective turdine
Translations
drozd
drossel
rastas
drozdkandida
ツグミ
개똥지빠귀
drozg
trast
นกขนาดเล็กมีเสียงไพเราะ
chim hét

thrush

1 [θrʌʃ] N (= bird) → zorzal m, tordo m

thrush

2 [θrʌʃ] N (Med) → afta f

thrush

[ˈθrʌʃ] n
(= bird) → grive f
(= infection) (in children)muguet m; (vaginal) (British)muguet m vaginal

thrush

1
n (Orn) → Drossel f

thrush

2
n (Med) → Soor m (spec), → Schwämmchen nt; (of vagina)Pilzkrankheit f; (Vet, in horses) → Strahlfäule f

thrush

1 [θrʌʃ] n (bird) → tordo

thrush

2 [θrʌʃ] n (Med) (esp in children) → mughetto (Brit) (in women) → candida

thrush

سُمْنَة drozd drossel Drossel τσίχλα tordo rastas grive kandida tordo ツグミ 개똥지빠귀 lijster trost drozd tordo дрозд trast นกขนาดเล็กมีเสียงไพเราะ ardıç kuşu chim hét 画眉

thrush

n. muguet, afta, infección fungosa de la mucosa oral que se manifiesta con placas blancas en la cavidad bucal y la garganta.

thrush

n candidiasis f oral (form), algodoncillo (Mex), sapo (PR, SD), infección f por hongos en la boca
References in classic literature ?
Seeing a thrush sitting upon a tree, he wished to take it, and fitting his twigs to a proper length, watched intently, having his whole thoughts directed towards the sky.
He had not gone far before he met an old miser: close by them stood a tree, and on the topmost twig sat a thrush singing away most joyfully.
If tha' was a missel thrush an' showed me where thy nest was, does tha' think I'd tell any one?
And besides, he wanted her so very much to see the Thrush before she went out of harbour--the Thrush was certainly the finest sloop in the service--and there were several improvements in the dockyard, too, which he quite longed to shew her.
I found that the sparrow uttered none but harsh notes, whilst those of the blackbird and thrush were sweet and enticing.
The young girl was occupied in arranging the cottage; but presently she took something out of a drawer, which employed her hands, and she sat down beside the old man, who, taking up an instrument, began to play and to produce sounds sweeter than the voice of the thrush or the nightingale.
Fifthly, there are three species of mocking thrush -- a form highly characteristic of America.
The two owls, the swallow, all three species of mocking-thrush, the dove in its separate colours though not in its whole plumage, the Totanus, and the gull, are likewise duskier coloured than their analogous species; and in the case of the mocking- thrush and Totanus, than any other species of the two genera.
A hut green-shadowed among firs, -- A sun that slopes in amber air, -- Lone wandering, my head I bare, While some far thrush the silence stirs.
The thrush sang his two syllables on the budding guelder-rose.
In Wales the Rufoustailed Rock Thrush remained in Pwll-Du quarries near Abergavenny and an Olive-backed Pipit was at St.
Student Ross Moore snapped the bird at Northumberland's Bolam Lake and identified it as an eyebrowed thrush when he returned home to Prudhoe.