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ouzel

[oo-zuh l] /ˈu zəl/
noun
1.
dipper (def 4).
Also, ousel.
Origin
900
before 900; Middle English osel merle, blackbird, Old English ōsle, cognate with German Amsel; akin to Latin merula; see merle1
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  • Watch for the ouzel, a small water bird that bobs in the water and feeds along the river bottom.
British Dictionary definitions for ouzel

ouzel

/ˈuːzəl/
noun
1.
the ring ouzel or water ouzel See ring ouzel, dipper
2.
an archaic name for the (European) blackbird
Word Origin
Old English ōsle, related to Old High German amsala (German Amsel), Latin merulamerle1
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Word Origin and History for ouzel
n.

also ousel, from Old English osle "blackbird," from West Germanic *amslon- (cf. Old High German amsala, German amsel), probably from PIE *ams- "black, blackbird" (cf. Latin merula "blackbird," Welsh mwyalch "blackbird, thrush," Breton moualch "ouzel").

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