from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The blackbird, Merula merula, Turdus merula, or Merula vulgaris, a kind of thrush. Also called amzel. See cut under blackbird.
  • noun Some other thrush or thrush-like bird, as the ring-ouzel, Turdus torquatus or Merula torquata. See cut in next column.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Zoöl.) Same as ousel.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The (European) blackbird, Turdus merula.
  • noun An aquatic perching bird of the genus Cinclus.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun common black European thrush


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English osel, from Old English ōsle.]

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Old English ōsle, from Proto-Germanic. Cognate with German Amsel.


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    January 14, 2007