A bird that resembles the blackbird, especially the ring ouzel. See also water ouzel.
More example sentences
- 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'.
Definition of ouzel in:
- The US English dictionary