MAVIS

Etymology

Coined in the end of the 19th century from a poetical name for the song thrush.

Proper noun

Mavis

A female given name from English.

Usage notes

• Fairly popular in the U.K. in the 1930s.

Anagrams

• amvis

Etymology

Noun

mavis (plural mavises)

Song thrush.

Anagrams

• amvis

Source: Wiktionary


Ma"vis (ma"vîs), n. Etym: [F. mauvis, Arm. milvid, milfid, milc'hhouid, Corn. melhuez.] (Zoöl.)

Definition: The European throstle or song thrush (Turdus musicus).

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition



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