merle


1merle

noun \ˈmər(-ə)l\

Definition of MERLE

:  blackbird 1a

Variants of MERLE

merle also merl \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

2merle

noun

Definition of MERLE

:  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

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