mistle thrush


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WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2016
mistle thrush′  (misəl), 
  • Birdsa large, European thrush, Turdus viscivorus, that feeds on the berries of the mistletoe. Also called missel thrush. 
  • Etymology:
    • obsolete mistle (Old English mistel) mistletoe 1765–75

    Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

    mistle thrush, missel thrush /ˈmɪsəl/ n
    1. a large European thrush, Turdus viscivorus, with a brown back and spotted breast, noted for feeding on mistletoe berries
    Etymology: 18th Century: from Old English mistel mistletoe

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