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thrush (singer)

Definition:

a woman who sings popular songs

Class:

person noun (people)

Usage:

informal

Plural:

thrushes

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Etymology:

a combination of Old English þrȳsce (from Proto-Germanic *þrūskjōn) and Old...
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All senses of thrush...

Definition references  (+images)

Britannica Encyclopedia:

thrush [bird]

any of the numerous species belonging to the songbird family Turdidae, treated by some authorities as a subfamily of the Old World insect eaters, ... (24 of 281 words, 2 images)

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thrush [medicine] | Oral Candidiasis, Mycotic Stomatitis, or White Mouth [synonym]

fungus infection characterized by raised white patches on the tongue that resemble milk curds. When gently scraped off, these patches reveal inflamed ... (22 of 141 words, 1 image)

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Wiktionary:

thrush | thrushes [plural] | veeries [plural, United States] | veery [United States] | aphtha [medicine] | candidiasis [synonym, sense-specific]

Any of several species of songbirds of the family Turdidae, often with spotted underbellies such as the bluebird, nightingale, and robin have. | [United States, informal] A female singer. | A fungal infection caused by Candida, now especially of the ... (38 of 46 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation, 1 image)

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Collins Dictionary:

thrush | candidiasis | sprue [entry-specific, sense-specific]

any songbird of the subfamily "Turdinae", especially those having a brown ... | a fungal disease of the mouth, especially of infants, and the ... (23 of 500 words, 4 definitions, 9 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/thrush

Wikipedia:

Thrush [disambiguation]

may refer to: Thrush (bird), any of the many birds in the Turdidae (thrush) family | Antthrush, any of a group of birds within the Formicariidae family | Common Blackbird (Turdus merula) is a species of true thrush. | Dohrn's Thrush-Babbler... (38 of 463 words, 36 definitions)

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Columbia Encyclopedia:

thrush | Wilson's thrush | veery | wheatear

bird, common name for members of the Turdidae, a large family of birds found in most parts of the world and noted for their beautiful song. The ... (27 of 135 words)

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thrush

in medicine, infection caused by the fungus "Candida albicans", manifested by white, slightly raised patches on the mucous membrane of the tongue, ... (22 of 104 words)

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Oxford Dictionary:

thrush [entry 1]

a small or medium-sized songbird, typically having a brown back, spotted breast, and loud song.; Family Turdidae (the thrush family): many genera, in ... (23 of 78 words, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/thrush

thrush [entry 2] | candidiasis [synonym, sense-specific] | canker [synonym, sense-specific]

infection of the mouth and throat with candida, a yeast-like fungus, causing whitish patches. | The fungus belongs to the genus Candida, subdivision ... (22 of 131 words, 4 definitions, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/thrush--2

American Heritage Dictionary:

thrush

Any of numerous migratory songbirds of the family Turdidae, usually having ... | Any of various similar or related birds, as a water thrush or ... (24 of 121 words, 5 definitions, pronunciation)

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New World Dictionary:

thrush

any of a large family (Turdidae) of passerine birds, including the robin, ... | [United States, slang] a woman singer of popular songs | a disease, ... (24 of 98 words, 4 definitions, pronunciation)

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Random House Dictionary:

thrush | Candida albicans [species, sense-specific]

any of numerous, medium-sized songbirds of the family Turdinae, usually dull brown and often speckled below, and including many outstanding singers. | ... (21 of 91 words, 5 definitions, pronunciation)

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Merriam-Webster:

thrush [entry 1, noun]

any of numerous small or medium-sized birds of an oscine family (Turdidae, the thrush family) or in some classifications a subfamily (Turdinae of the ... (24 of 76 words, pronunciation)

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thrush [entry 2, noun] | candidiasis [synonym, sense-specific] | Candida albicans [species, sense-specific]

a disease that is caused by a fungus, occurs especially in infants and ... | a suppurative disorder of the feet in various animals (as a horse) (26 of 67 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example)

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Macmillan British Dictionary:

thrush | thrushes [plural]

[countable] a brown bird that has spots on its front | [uncountable] an infectious disease in which you have white spots inside your mouth ; an ... (25 of 59 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/thrush

Cambridge Dictionary:

thrush [entry 1] | song thrush

a brown bird with a pale breast with spots on it which is known for its singing (17 of 28 words, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/thrush 1

thrush [entry 2]

an infection of the vagina or mouth (7 of 15 words, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/thrush 2

Encarta Dictionary:

thrush [entry 1] | thrushes [plural]

a small to medium-sized songbird with a slender beak, usually a speckled ... | a bird that resembles a thrush, e.g. a North American waterthrush (24 of 71 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

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thrush [entry 2]

a fungal infection of the mouth characterized by white patches | a fungal infection of the vagina characterized by a white discharge and itching | ... (23 of 69 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

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Etymology references

Wiktionary:

thrush | thrushes [plural]

Origin: a combination of Old English þrȳsce (from Proto-Germanic *þrūskjōn) and Old English *þrēasce (attested in Anglian þrǣsce; from Proto-Germanic *þrauskōn). | Origin uncertain; perhaps compare Swedish... (25 of 28 etymology words)

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Collins Dictionary:

thrush

First use: 17th century

Origin: Old English thrӯsce; related to Old High German drōsca; see throstle, throat | related to Old Danish törsk, Danish troske

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New World Dictionary:

thrush

Origin: Middle English thrusch from Old English thrysce from Indo-European *trozdos-, thrush | Old Norse *thruskr ( derives Danish trøske, Swedish torsk

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American Heritage Dictionary:

thrush

Origin: Middle English thrushe, from Old English thrysce. | Probably of Scandinavian origin.

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Merriam-Webster:

thrush [entry 1, noun]

First use: before 12th century

Origin: Middle English thrusche, from Old English thrysce; akin to Old English throstle thrush, Old High German droscala, Latin turdus

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/thrush

thrush [entry 2, noun]

First use: 1665

Origin: probably of Scandinavian origin; akin to Danish trøske thrush, Swedish torsk

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Oxford Dictionary:

thrush [entry 1]

Origin: Old English thrysce, of Germanic origin; related to "throstle"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/thrush

thrush [entry 2]

First use: mid 17th century

Origin: origin uncertain; "thrush2 (...)" possibly related to Swedish torsk and Danish troske; "thrush2 (...)" perhaps ... (18 of 35 etymology words)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/thrush--2

Encarta Dictionary:

thrush [entry 1] | thrushes [plural]

Origin: Old English þrysce from W Germanic

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Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

thrush

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "thrush"

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Macmillan British Dictionary:

thrush | thrushes [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "thrush"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/thrush

Macmillan American Dictionary:

thrush | thrushes [plural]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "thrush"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/thrush

Cambridge Dictionary:

thrush [entry 1]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "thrush"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "thrush"

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the Free Dictionary:

thrush

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "thrush"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "thrush"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "thrush" by speech synthesizer

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Google Dictionary:

thrush | thrushes [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "thrush"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

thrush

Audio: North American pronunciation of "thrush"

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YourDictionary Audio:

thrush

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "thrush" by speech synthesizer

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