mavis

[mey-vis]
noun British (chiefly Literary) .
a song thrush.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English mavys < Anglo-French mauviz, probably equivalent to ma(u)ve seagull (< Old English mæw mew2) + -iz of unclear orig.

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Mavis

[mey-vis]
noun
a female given name.
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mavis (ˈmeɪvɪs)
 
n
a popular name for the song thrush
 
[C14: from Old French mauvis thrush; origin obscure]

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