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See song thrush.
[Middle English, from Old French mauvis, probably from mauve, seagull, mew.]
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(Animals) a popular name for the song thrush
[C14: from Old French mauvis thrush; origin obscure]
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a common Eurasian thrush, Turdus philomelos, with a melodious song.
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|Noun||1.||mavis - common Old World thrush noted for its song|
thrush - songbirds characteristically having brownish upper plumage with a spotted breast
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