WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2016
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
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mistle thrush, missel thrush /ˈmɪsəl/ n
Etymology: 18th Century: from Old English mistel mistletoe
- a large European thrush, Turdus viscivorus, with a brown back and spotted breast, noted for feeding on mistletoe berries
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