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Definition of "thrush" []

  • Any of numerous migratory songbirds of the family Turdidae, usually having brownish upper plumage and a spotted breast and noted for a clear melodious song. (noun)
  • Any of various similar or related birds, as a water thrush or thrasher. (noun)
  • Slang A woman who sings popular songs. (noun)
  • A contagious disease caused by a fungus, Candida albicans, that occurs most often in infants and children, characterized by small whitish eruptions on the mouth, throat, and tongue, and usually accompanied by fever, colic, and diarrhea. (noun)
  • An infection of the frog of a horse's foot, characterized by a foul-smelling discharge and often resulting from unhygienic stall conditions. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "thrush" in a sentence
  • "Also I think I have thrush - well at least I hope its just thrush…"
  • "I found some relief with liberal applications of bag balm, as well as by using these things called Second Skin bandages (which are moist bandages used for burns) between feedings – but use those with care because if you leave them on too long you can get thrush from the damp environment."
  • "Its recoil might, with a following wind, dislodge a thrush from a thistle-but as I saw when I hunted in Sweden, ungulates of all sizes fell down smartly when shot with the 6.5, just as fast as they would if smacked with something that would take the turret off an M-1 tank."