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ouzel (n.)

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

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Definitions of ouzel

ouzel (n.)
common black European thrush;
Synonyms: blackbird / merl / merle / ousel / European blackbird / Turdus merula
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