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water thrush

or waterthrush

noun
1.
either of two North American warblers, Seirus noveboracensis or S. motacilla, usually living near streams.
Origin of water thrush
1660-1670
1660-70
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  • The water thrush (I saw only one individual) was by the lake-side, and within a rod or two of the bowling alley.

    Birds in the Bush Bradford Torrey
British Dictionary definitions for water thrush

water thrush

noun
1.
either of two North American warblers, Seiurus motacilla or S. noveboracensis, having a brownish back and striped underparts and tending to occur near water
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