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



    BrE BrE//θrʌʃ//
    ; NAmE NAmE//θrʌʃ//
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  1. 1 [countable] a bird with a brown back and brown spots on its chest a song thrush See related entries: Birds
  2. 2 [uncountable] an infectious disease that affects the mouth and throat
  3. 3 [uncountable] (British English) (North American English yeast infection) an infectious disease that affects the vagina
  4. Word Originsense 1 Old English thrysce, of Germanic origin.senses 2 to 3 mid 17th cent.: origin uncertain; possibly related to Swedish torsk and Danish troske.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: thrush