mistle thrush

a large, European thrush, Turdus viscivorus, that feeds on the berries of the mistletoe.
Also called missel thrush.

1765–75; obsolete mistle (Old English mistel) mistletoe

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mistle thrush or missel thrush (ˈmɪsəl)
a large European thrush, Turdus viscivorus, with a brown back and spotted breast, noted for feeding on mistletoe berries
[C18: from Old English mistelmistletoe]
missel thrush or missel thrush
[C18: from Old English mistelmistletoe]

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