What does the word thrush mean?

Usage examples for thrush

  1. He also saw a new bird with a black crest, about the size of a thrush. – Expedition into Central Australia by Charles Sturt
  2. He had always sung the plain- tunes in church without taking any particular thought about it; and he sang easily, with a clear young voice which had a full, flute- like note in it like the high, sweet song of a thrush singing in deep woods. – Master Skylark by John Bennett
  3. The birds of California, it is said, were mostly silent till after its settlement, and I doubt if the Indians heard the wood thrush as we hear him. – Wake-Robin by John Burroughs