ou·​zel | \ ˈü-zəl How to pronounce ouzel (audio) \
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Definition of ouzel

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Recent Examples on the Web Along the glistening cobbles of the bank, a black ouzel bobbed and flew rock to rock, staying just ahead of me, keeping me company. Peter Heller, Outdoor Life, "When Wilderness is a Catch-22," 17 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of ouzel

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for ouzel

Middle English ousel, from Old English ōsle — more at merle

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The first known use of ouzel was before the 12th century

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“Ouzel.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ouzel. Accessed 7 Aug. 2020.

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