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hermit thrush

noun
1.
a North American thrush, Hylocichla guttata, noted for its complex and appealing song.
Origin of hermit thrush
1805-1815
1805-15, Americanism
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  • I said that even the hermit-thrush prefers a wood with a road through it.

    Wild Life Near Home Dallas Lore Sharp
  • These are the chickadee, the white-throated sparrow, and the hermit-thrush.

  • The hermit-thrush may be easily identified by his color; his back being a clear olive-brown, becoming rufous on his rump and tail.

  • And from a thick maple on the edge of a clearing a hermit-thrush fluted slowly over and over his cloistral ecstasy.

    Earth's Enigmas Charles G. D. Roberts
  • Stand and listen to the hermit-thrush and see if you can think idle thoughts.

    In the Open Stanton Davis Kirkham
  • The hermit-thrush may be easily identified by his color; his back being a clear olive-brown becoming rufous on his rump and tail.

    Wake-Robin John Burroughs
  • Here also I met my beautiful singer, the hermit-thrush, but with no song in his throat now.

    Wake-Robin John Burroughs
  • It was very still, there being only a faint rustling of leaves and the mellow note of a hermit-thrush.

    The Young Forester Zane Grey

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