Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun See ouzel.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Zoöl.) One of several species of European thrushes, especially the blackbird (Merula merula, or Turdus merula), and the mountain or ring ousel (Turdus torquatus).
  • noun (Zoöl.) the ring ousel.
  • noun (Zoöl.) the European dipper (Cinclus aquaticus), and the American dipper (Cinclus Mexicanus).

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  • noun Alternative spelling of ouzel.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun common black European thrush

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Examples

  • There is, however, another, and a much smaller bird, the Dipper, or ousel, which is still more at home in the water than the loon, and that without being web-footed, but it is probably less of a diver.

    Rural Hours

  • (have you him as the 'ousel'?) whom I kept alive, I think, through last hard winter by a saucer of Bread and Milk, has come to look for it again.

    Letters of Edward FitzGerald in Two Volumes Vol. II

  • There was an empty slot in the car - ousel, as if one of the creatures had been ripped from its place.

    Stalling

  • To him went the eagle and asked him the age of the owl and got for answer: ‘I have a year over my head for every gem on my skin and for every egg in my roe, yet have I always seen the owl look the same; but there is one older than myself, and that is the ousel of Cilgwry.’

    Wild Wales : Its People, Language and Scenery

  • Cilgwry, and found the ousel standing upon a little rock, and asked him the age of the owl.

    Wild Wales : Its People, Language and Scenery

  • So the eagle of Gwernabwy; the stag of Ferny-side Brae; the salmon trout of Glyn Llifon; the ousel of Cilgwry; the toad of Cors

    Wild Wales : Its People, Language and Scenery

  • So the ousel flew before them, till she reached the stag of

    The Lilac Fairy Book

  • SO they journeyed until they came to the nest of an ousel, and Gwrhyr spoke to her.

    The Lilac Fairy Book

  • There was an empty slot in the car - ousel, as if one of the creatures had been ripped from its place.

    Kendermore

  • An ousel fluttered across the stream and dabbled in a puddle among some stones.

    Uncanny Tales

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