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