A bird that resembles the blackbird, especially the ring ouzel. See also water ouzel.
- We had to climb a very steep hill to reach the realm of the ouzel, a black bird with a white ring around its neck that was sitting out on a bare limb of a tree.
- Usually early migrants, the first ouzel's song echoes round the hills and the first birds fall prey to merlins and peregrines.
Old English ōsle 'blackbird', of Germanic origin; related to German Amsel 'blackbird'.
Words that rhyme with ouzelaccusal, bamboozle, foozle, perusal, refusal
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