Definition of merels in US English:

merels

noun

English Regional
historical
  • The game of nine men's morris.

Origin

Late Middle English (in an earlier sense). From Middle French merele, merelle, feminine (late 11th cent in Old French; French marelle, and marel, merel, masculine, both probably from an unattested Romance base * marr- stone, rock.

Pronunciation

merels

/ˈmɛrəlz/