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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ma·vis n.  Zool. The European throstle or song thrush (Turdus musicus).

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Song n.
 1. That which is sung or uttered with musical modulations of the voice, whether of a human being or of a bird, insect, etc. “That most ethereal of all sounds, the song of crickets.”
 2. A lyrical poem adapted to vocal music; a ballad.
 3. More generally, any poetical strain; a poem.
 The bard that first adorned our native tongue
 Tuned to his British lyre this ancient song.   --Dryden.
 4. Poetical composition; poetry; verse.
    This subject for heroic song.   --Milton.
 5. An object of derision; a laughingstock.
    And now am I their song, yea, I am their byword.   --Job xxx. 9.
 6. A trifle; an insignificant sum of money; as, he bought it for a song. “The soldier's pay is a song.”
 Old song, a trifle; nothing of value.  “I do not intend to be thus put off with an old song.” --Dr. H. More.
 Song bird Zool., any singing bird; one of the Oscines.
 Song sparrow Zool., a very common North American sparrow (Melospiza fasciata, or Melospiza melodia) noted for the sweetness of its song in early spring. Its breast is covered with dusky brown streaks which form a blotch in the center.
 Song thrush Zool., a common European thrush (Turdus musicus), noted for its melodius song; -- called also mavis, throstle, and thrasher.
 Syn: -- Sonnet; ballad; canticle; carol; canzonet; ditty; hymn; descant; lay; strain; poesy; verse.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Thrush n.
 1. Zool. Any one of numerous species of singing birds belonging to Turdus and allied genera. They are noted for the sweetness of their songs.
 Note:Among the best-known European species are the song thrush or throstle (Turdus musicus), the missel thrush (see under Missel), the European redwing, and the blackbird. The most important American species are the wood thrush (Turdus mustelinus), Wilson's thrush (Turdus fuscescens), the hermit thrush (see under Hermit), Swainson's thrush (Turdus Aliciae), and the migratory thrush, or American robin (see Robin).
 2. Zool. 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.
 Ant thrush. See Ant thrush, Breve, and Pitta.
 Babbling thrush, any one of numerous species of Asiatic timaline birds; -- called also babbler.
 Fruit thrush, any species of bulbul.
 Shrike thrush. See under Shrike.
 Stone thrush, the missel thrush; -- said to be so called from its marbled breast.
 Thrush nightingale. See Nightingale, 2.
 Thrush tit, any one of several species of Asiatic singing birds of the genus Cochoa. They are beautifully colored birds allied to the tits, but resembling thrushes in size and habits.
 Water thrush. (a) The European dipper. (b) An American warbler (Seiurus Noveboracensis).