AskDefine | Define Mavis

Dictionary Definition

mavis n : common Old World thrush noted for its song [syn: song thrush, throstle, Turdus philomelos]

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English

Proper noun

  1. A given name from a poetical name for the song-thrush, mostly British usage since the end of the nineteenth century.

Extensive Definition

Mavis is a female name and may refer to:

People

Fictional characters

  • Mavis Munro, office manager to attorneys Wolff & Byrd, Counselors of the Macabre in the comic book series: Supernatural Law and Supernatural Law Secretary Mavis.

Programs

Other

  • Allied codename for the World War II Japanese Kawanishi H6K flying boat
  • the Old English name for the Song thrush (turdus philomelos) still used by some dialects in the UK.
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