Ousel

Ou"sel

("z'l), n. [OE. osel, AS. sle; akin to G. amsel, OHG. amsala, and perh. to L. merula blackbird. Cf. Merle, Amsel.] (Zol.) One of several species of European thrushes, especially the blackbird (Merula merula, or Turdus merula), and the mountain or ring ousel (Turdus torquatus).
[Written also ouzel.]

[1913 Webster]

Rock ousel (Zol.), the ring ousel. -- Water ousel (Zol.), the European dipper (Cinclus aquaticus), and the American dipper (Cinclus Mexicanus).
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