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noun

  1. ouzel.

noun

  1. dipper(def 4).

noun

  1. a variant spelling of ouzel

noun

  1. the ring ouzel or water ouzelSee ring ouzel, dipper
  2. an archaic name for the (European) blackbird

n.also ousel, from Old English osle “blackbird,” from West Germanic *amslon- (cf. Old High German amsala, German amsel), probably from PIE *ams- “black, blackbird” (cf. Latin merula “blackbird,” Welsh mwyalch “blackbird, thrush,” Breton moualch “ouzel”).

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