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merle

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noun \ˈmər(-ə)l\

Definition of merle

  1. :  blackbird 1a

Variants of merle

less commonly

merl

Origin and Etymology 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 and Etymology of merle

origin unknown


First Known Use: 1911


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