water thrush

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water thrush



(Animals) either of two North American warblers, Seiurus motacilla or S. noveboracensis, having a brownish back and striped underparts and tending to occur near water
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wa′ter thrush`

or wa′ter•thrush`,

either of two thrushlike North American wood warblers, Seirus noveboracensis or S. motacilla, that nest near water.
[1805–15, Amer.]
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Noun1.water thrush - brownish North American warbler found near streamswater thrush - brownish North American warbler found near streams
New World warbler, wood warbler - small bright-colored American songbird with a weak unmusical song
genus Seiurus, Seiurus - ovenbirds and water thrushes
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