Ousel Ou"sel ([oo^]"z'l), n. [OE. osel, AS. [=o]sle; akin to G. amsel, OHG. amsala, and perh. to L. merula blackbird. Cf. {Merle}, {Amsel}.] (Zo["o]l.) 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} (Zo["o]l.), the ring ousel.

{Water ousel} (Zo["o]l.), the European dipper ({Cinclus aquaticus}), and the American dipper ({Cinclus Mexicanus}). [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • ousel — /ooh zeuhl/, n. ouzel. * * * …   Universalium

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  • ousel — carrousel …   Dictionnaire des rimes

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  • ousel — noun variant spelling of ouzel …   English new terms dictionary

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