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From Middle English mavys, from Anglo-Norman mauvis, from Old French mauvis (song thrush).

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mavis (plural mavises)

  1. Song thrush.
    • Alfred Lord Tennyson, Claribel
      At midnight the moon cometh, / And looketh down alone; / Her song the lintwhite swelleth, / The clear voiced mavis dwelleth []

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