Ou"sel (?), n. [OE. osel, AS. sle; akin to G. amsel, OHG. amsala, and perh. to L. merula blackbird. Cf. Merle, Amsel.] Zool.

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.]

Rock ousel Zool., the ring ousel. -- Water ousel Zool., the European dipper (Cinclus aquaticus), and the American dipper (C. Mexicanus).


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