|Compare water thrush any songbird of the subfamily Turdinae, esp those having a brown plumage with a spotted breast, such as the mistle thrush and song thrush: family MuscicapidaeRelated: turdine|
|[Old English thrӯsce; related to Old High German drōsca; see |
|1.||a. a fungal disease of the mouth, esp of infants, and the genitals, characterized by the formation of whitish spots and caused by infection with the fungus Candida albicans|
|b. another word for sprue|
|2.||a softening of the frog of a horse's hoof characterized by degeneration and a thick foul discharge|
|[C17: related to Old Danish törsk, Danish troske]|
A contagious disease caused by a fungus, Candida albicans, that occurs most often in infants and children, characterized by small whitish eruptions on the mouth, throat, and tongue, and usually accompanied by fever, colic, and diarrhea.
|thrush (thrŭsh) Pronunciation Key