Definition of mistle thrush noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


mistle thrush

(also missel thrush) noun
BrE BrE//ˈmɪsl θrʌʃ//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmɪsl θrʌʃ//
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a large thrush (= a type of bird) with spots on its front See related entries: Birds Word Originearly 17th cent.: mistle from Old English mistel ‘mistletoe’ (of Germanic origin, related to Dutch mistel and German Mistel).