Definitions of thrush

  1. candidiasis of the oral cavity; seen mostly in infants or debilitated adults
  2. songbirds characteristically having brownish upper plumage with a spotted breast
  3. ( informal) a woman who sings popular songs
  4. a woman who sings popular songs
  5. Any one of numerous species of singing birds more or less resembling the true thrushes in appearance or habits; as the thunderbird and the American brown thrush ( or thrasher). See Brown thrush.
  6. An affection of the mouth, fauces, etc., common in newly born children, characterized by minute ulcers called aphthae. See Aphthae.
  7. An inflammatory and suppurative affection of the feet in certain animals. In the horse it is in the frog.
  8. A song bird; a mouth disease of infants; an affection of the feet in certain animals, as the horse.
  9. See Aphthae.
  10. A little bird remarkable for its power of song.
  11. An inflammatory and suppurating affection in the feet of horses: a disease of the mouth and throat occurring chiefly in early infancy.
  12. A small singing- bird.
  13. A small migratory song - bird. See illus. in next column.
  14. A disease of a horse's foot.
  15. A singing- bird of various species.
  16. An inflammatory and suppurating affection in the feet of horses, & c.; minute ulcers in the mouth and fauces, occurring chiefly in early infancy.
  17. A singing bird of various species; the mavis.
  18. A disease in the feet of horses and some other animals of an inflammatory and suppurating kind; a disease of infancy, consisting of small inflammatory ulcers, of a whitich colour, in the mouth and fauces; aphtae.

Usage examples for thrush

  1. A brown thrush sped through the air, close by the timid canary. – The Hollow of Her Hand by George Barr McCutcheon
  2. As thrush is caused by an excess of heat, or over- action in the lining membrane of the stomach and bowels, whatever will counteract this state, by throwing the heat on the surface, must materially benefit, if not cure, the disease: and that means every mother has at hand, in the form of a warm bath. – The Book of Household Management by Mrs. Isabella Beeton
  3. The Eagle bestowed a kingly feather, the Thrush, the Nightingale,- every bird contributed except the Owl. – The Curious Book of Birds by Abbie Farwell Brown
  4. One morning in May when the dew lay thick upon the meadows and every thrush had found a mate, the old lord went off for a long day's hunting, and the aged widow fell fast asleep. – The Fairies and the Christmas Child by Lilian Gask
  5. Open the cage of a thrush that has sung all winter of freedom, and lo! – Cardigan by Robert W. Chambers
  6. Thousands of men and women live and die without knowing the difference between a beech and an elm, between the song of a thrush and the song of a blackbird. – The Pleasures of Ignorance by Robert Lynd
  7. That song in the ash that drips a diamond- shower on the soaked lawn, whenever the wind breathes, may still be a thrush; his last song, perhaps, about his second family, before he retires for the season. – When Ghost Meets Ghost by William Frend De Morgan
  8. A wood- thrush gurgled in a vine- Ah! – Kentucky Poems by Madison J. Cawein Commentator: Edmund Gosse
  9. You do not feel an emotional thrill at the singing of that thrush?" – Round the Red Lamp Being Facts and Fancies of Medical Life by Arthur Conan Doyle
  10. The wood thrush is worthy of all, and more than all, the praises he has received; and considering the number of his appreciative listeners, it is not a little surprising that his relative and equal, the hermit thrush, should have received so little notice. – Wake-Robin by John Burroughs
  11. A thrush came and sang right over our heads, so the listening was concentrated on his song, and we tried to say what we thought he meant to say. – The Child Under Eight by E.R. Murray and Henrietta Brown Smith
  12. On the edge sang the indigo- bird and the wood- pewee, and cardinal and wood- thrush song formed the chorus to all the varied notes that we heard. – A Bird-Lover in the West by Olive Thorne Miller Harriet Mann Miller
  13. There is the thrush, of course: 'The wise thrush; he sings each song twice over, Lest you should think he never could recapture The first fine careless rapture! – Doctor Cupid by Rhoda Broughton
  14. And the parrot and the thrush lived in one cage in the palace. – Twenty-two Goblins by Unknown
  15. Saint Peter stopped at the foot of the tree and said, " I wish you a good day, Thrush!" – The Curious Book of Birds by Abbie Farwell Brown
  16. A thrush sang in the woods, where Mr. Jeminy heard before him the light voices of children. – Autumn by Robert Nathan
  17. The blackbird and the thrush, That made the woods to ring, With all the rest, are now at hush, And not a note they sing. – Pastoral Poems by Nicholas Breton, Selected Poetry by George Wither, and Pastoral Poetry by William Browne (of Tavistock) by Nicholas Breton, George Wither, and William Browne (of Tavistock)