What does thrush mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. thrushnoun

    candidiasis of the oral cavity; seen mostly in infants or debilitated adults

  2. thrushnoun

    a woman who sings popular songs

  3. thrushnoun

    songbirds characteristically having brownish upper plumage with a spotted breast

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Thrushnoun

    Etymology: þrisc , Saxon.

    Of singing birds they have linnets, goldfinches, blackbirds and thrushes. Richard Carew, Survey of Cornwall.

    Pain, and a fine thrush, have been severally endeavouring to call off my attention; but both in vain. Alexander Pope.


  1. thrush

    Thrush is a common medical term referring to an infection caused by a type of fungus or yeast called Candida. This infection often affects the mouth or the throat but can also affect other parts of the body such as the vagina, skin, or digestive tract. In healthy individuals, it is usually not serious, but may cause discomfort. Characteristics of this infection include a white or yellowish coating or patches, usually on the tongue or inner cheeks. It can cause symptoms like soreness, difficulty swallowing, or a persistent cottony feeling in the mouth. In a different context, thrush is also a name for a group of small to medium-sized songbirds known for their melodious song.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Thrushnoun

    any one of numerous species of singing birds belonging to Turdus and allied genera. They are noted for the sweetness of their songs

  2. Thrushnoun

    any one of numerous species of singing birds more or less resembling the true thrushes in appearance or habits; as the thunderbird and the American brown thrush (or thrasher). See Brown thrush

  3. Thrushnoun

    an affection of the mouth, fauces, etc., common in newly born children, characterized by minute ulcers called aphthae. See Aphthae

  4. Thrushnoun

    an inflammatory and suppurative affection of the feet in certain animals. In the horse it is in the frog


  1. Thrush

    Thrushes make up Turdidae, a family of passerine birds that occurs worldwide.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Thrush

    thrush, n. a genus of Passerine birds of the family Turdidæ, specifically the throstle, song-thrush, or mavis of Europe. [A.S. þrysce, a thrush.]

  2. Thrush

    thrush, n. an inflammatory and suppurating affection of the sensitive surfaces within the frog of the horse: an infantile disease of the mouth and throat. [Scand., Ice. þurr, dry.]

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Thrush is ranked #13775 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Thrush surname appeared 2,196 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 1 would have the surname Thrush.

    94.7% or 2,081 total occurrences were White.
    3% or 67 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1% or 24 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.4% or 9 total occurrences were Black.
    0.4% or 9 total occurrences were Asian.
    0.2% or 6 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of thrush in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of thrush in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of thrush in a Sentence

  1. Kirstie Wilson:

    I was bleeding in between periods and I was in agony but doctors diagnosed me with thrush and growing pains, it took me four months of going back and forth to my GP (general practitioner) before I was given a [Pap] smear test.

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