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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Ousel  \Ou"sel\,  n.  [OE.  osel,  AS  ?sle;  akin  to  G.  amsel,  OHG. 
  amsala  and  perh.  to  L.  merula  blackbird.  Cf  {Merle}, 
  {Amsel}.]  (Zo["o]l.) 
  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}  (Zo["o]l.),  the  ring  ousel. 
 
  {Water  ousel}  (Zo["o]l.),  the  European  dipper  ({Cinclus 
  aquaticus}),  and  the  American  dipper  ({C.  Mexicanus}). 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  ousel 
  n  :  common  black  European  thrush  [syn:  {blackbird},  {merl},  {merle}, 
  {ouzel},  {European  blackbird},  {Turdus  merula}] 




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