Origin of ouzel
Examples from the Web for ousel
So they journeyed until they came to the nest of an ousel, and Gwrhyr spoke to her.
The ousel built and sang by the falls near which it had wintered.Watched by Wild Animals
Enos A. Mills
SO they journeyed until they came to the nest of an ousel, and Gwrhyr spoke to her.
So it was not often that the ousel and the glacier saw each other between October and June.The Basket Woman
He sang the song of the "ousel cock," but he could not make himself heard.The Last of the Peterkins
Lucretia P. Hale
- a variant spelling of ouzel
Word Origin and History for ousel
also ousel, from Old English osle "blackbird," from West Germanic *amslon- (cf. Old High German amsala, German amsel), probably from PIE *ams- "black, blackbird" (cf. Latin merula "blackbird," Welsh mwyalch "blackbird, thrush," Breton moualch "ouzel").