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Dictionary Definition



1 candidiasis of the oral cavity; seen mostly in infants or debilitated adults
2 a woman who sings popular songs
3 songbirds characteristically having brownish upper plumage with a spotted breast

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  • /θɹɐʃ/


  1. One of several species of songbirds of the family Turdidae, often with spotted underbellies such as the bluebird, nightingale, and robin.
  2. The common name for the fungal infection candidiasis.
  3. A woman who sings popular songs.


One of several species of songbirds of the family Turdidae
The common name for the fungal infection candidiasis
A woman who sings popular songs

See also

Extensive Definition

Thrush may refer to:
  • Various small birds:
    • Thrush (bird), any of the many birds in the Turdidae family
    • Shrike-thrush, any of the several birds in the Colluricinclidae family
    • Waterthrush, either of two New World warblers within the family Parulidae
    • Quail-thrush, any of the three birds in the Cinclosoma genus, in the Cinclosomatidae family
    • Antthrush, any of a group of birds within the Formicariidae family
  • Thrush, Candidiasis, a fungal infection of the mouth, vagina or penis
  • Thrush Aircraft, US aircraft manufacturer
  • THRUSH, fictional criminal organization in The Man from U.N.C.L.E.
  • Thrush, an informal term for a female singer
  • Thrush (muffler), a manufacturer of automotive mufflers (silencers)
  • Thrush (punk band), a UK Scum Punk band formed in 2006
  • Thrush (horse), a bacterial infection of the underneath of a horse's hoof
thrush in Finnish: Rastas

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

African lethargy, Asiatic cholera, Chagres fever, German measles, Haverhill fever, Philomel, acute articular rheumatism, ague, alkali disease, amebiasis, amebic dysentery, anthrax, bacillary dysentery, bastard measles, black death, black fever, blackwater fever, breakbone fever, brucellosis, bubonic plague, bulbul, cachectic fever, canary, cerebral rheumatism, chicken pox, cholera, cowpox, cuckoo, dandy fever, deer fly fever, dengue, dengue fever, diphtheria, dumdum fever, dysentery, elephantiasis, encephalitis lethargica, enteric fever, erysipelas, famine fever, feathered songster, five-day fever, flu, frambesia, glandular fever, grippe, hansenosis, hepatitis, herpes, herpes simplex, herpes zoster, histoplasmosis, hookworm, hydrophobia, infantile paralysis, infectious mononucleosis, inflammatory rheumatism, influenza, jail fever, jungle rot, kala azar, kissing disease, lark, lepra, leprosy, leptospirosis, loa loa, loaiasis, lockjaw, madness, malaria, malarial fever, marsh fever, mavis, measles, meningitis, milzbrand, mockingbird, mumps, nightingale, oriole, ornithosis, osteomyelitis, paratyphoid fever, parotitis, parrot fever, pertussis, pneumonia, polio, poliomyelitis, polyarthritis rheumatism, ponos, psittacosis, rabbit fever, rabies, rat-bite fever, relapsing fever, rheumatic fever, rickettsialpox, ringdove, ringworm, rubella, rubeola, scarlatina, scarlet fever, schistosomiasis, septic sore throat, shingles, singing bird, sleeping sickness, sleepy sickness, smallpox, snail fever, song sparrow, songbird, songster, splenic fever, spotted fever, strep throat, swamp fever, tetanus, tinea, trench fever, trench mouth, tuberculosis, tularemia, typhoid, typhoid fever, typhus, typhus fever, undulant fever, vaccinia, varicella, variola, venereal disease, viral dysentery, warbler, whooping cough, yaws, yellow fever, yellow jack, zona, zoster
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