War`i*an"gle (?), n. [OE. wariangel, weryangle; cf. AS. wearg outlaw, criminal, OHG, warg, warch, Goth. wargs (in comp.), G. wurgengel, i. e., destroying angel, destroyer, killer, and E. worry.] Zool.

The red-backed shrike (Lanius collurio); -- called also wurger, worrier, and throttler.

[Written also warriangle, weirangle, etc.] [Obs. or Prov. Eng.]


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