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merle

noun \ˈmər(-ə)l\

Definition of merle

  1. :  blackbird 1a



Variants of merle

also merl play \ˈmər(-ə)l\

Origin of merle

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin merulus; akin to Old English ōsle blackbird, Old High German amsla


First Known Use: 15th century


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merle

noun

Definition of merle

  1. :  a bluish or reddish gray mixed with splotches of black that is the color of the coats of some dogs



Origin of merle

origin unknown


First Known Use: 1911

Rhymes with merle


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