mistle thrush


WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2015
mistle thrush′  (misəl), 

Birdsa large, European thrush, Turdus viscivorus, that feeds on the berries of the mistletoe. Also called missel thrush. 
  • 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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