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thrush



Pronunciation: (thrush), [key]
n.
1. any of numerous, medium-sized songbirds of the family Turdinae, usually dull brown and often speckled below, and including many outstanding singers.
2. any of various superficially similar birds, as the water thrushes.
3. Slang.a female professional singer, esp. of popular songs.

thrush



Pronunciation: (thrush), [key]
n.
1. Pathol.a disease, esp. in children, characterized by whitish spots and ulcers on the membranes of the mouth, fauces, etc., caused by a parasitic fungus, Candida albicans.
2. Vet. Pathol.(in horses) a diseased condition of the frog of the foot.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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