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mistle thrush

[mis-uh l] /ˈmɪs əl/
noun
1.
a large, European thrush, Turdus viscivorus, that feeds on the berries of the mistletoe.
Also called missel thrush.
Origin
1765-1775
1765-75; obsolete mistle (Old English mistel) mistletoe
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mistle thrush

/ˈmɪsəl/
noun
1.
a large European thrush, Turdus viscivorus, with a brown back and spotted breast, noted for feeding on mistletoe berries
Word Origin
C18: from Old English mistelmistletoe
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