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wood thrush

n.
A large thrush (Hylocichla mustelina) of wooded areas of North and Central America, having a reddish-brown head and a spotted cream-colored breast and noted for its complex song.

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n.
a large, melodious thrush, Hylocichla mustelina, breeding in woodlands of E North America.
[1785–95]
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Noun1.wood thrush - large thrush common in eastern American woodlandswood thrush - large thrush common in eastern American woodlands; noted for its melodious song
thrush - songbirds characteristically having brownish upper plumage with a spotted breast
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