Definition of ouzel in English:

ouzel

(also ousel)

noun

  • A bird that resembles the blackbird, especially the ring ouzel.

    See also water ouzel
    • ‘We had to climb a very steep hill to reach the realm of the ouzel, a black bird with a white ring around its neck that was sitting out on a bare limb of a tree.’
    • ‘Usually early migrants, the first ouzel's song echoes round the hills and the first birds fall prey to merlins and peregrines.’

Origin

Old English ōsle ‘blackbird’, of Germanic origin; related to German Amsel blackbird.

Pronunciation:

ouzel

/ˈuːz(ə)l/