the blackbird, Turdus merula.
Other definitions for merle (2 of 3)
a bluish gray color mottled with black.
being the color merle.
Other definitions for Merle (3 of 3)
a male or female given name.
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How to use merle in a sentence
Built by the four Patenaude brothers on 200 acres of mountain they bought from their father, merle, the ski area had opened only 13 years before.
This is just sheer fantasy or nightmare, I’m not sure which, but it would be merle.He’s reported on music’s legends. Now Peter Guralnick is letting himself slip into the story. | Geoff Edgers | November 29, 2020 | Washington Post
The stars kept coming: Bing Crosby, Gary Cooper, merle Oberon.
Ultimately, that included Andrea, Milton, merle, and all but one of the adult, able-bodied residents of Woodbury.A Primer For ‘The Walking Dead’ Season Four Premiere | Melissa Leon | October 11, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
And, perhaps most heartbreakingly, merle died trying to take out the Governor on his own.A Primer For ‘The Walking Dead’ Season Four Premiere | Melissa Leon | October 11, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
I realize now that this story was a major influence on the merle Zane character in the Niceville series.Carsten Stroud’s Book Bag: My Top Five Horror Classics | Carsten Stroud | July 23, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
You hear it in Hank Williams Sr., merle Haggard, early Dolly Parton, and you hear it in George Jones.
merle glanced up to see him despoiling a bush that embowered one of the brown headstones and an all but obliterated mound.
It was Wilbur's, but merle quite naturally took it from him and assumed charge of the ensuing operation.
As merle demonstrated the problem in hydraulics the girl studied him more attentively, then gleamed with a sudden new radiance.
The merle twin never smoked for two famous Puritan reasons—it was wrong for boys to smoke and it made him sick.
The quick-thinking merle twin had by now devised an exit from any complicity in whatever was meant.
British Dictionary definitions for merle (1 of 2)
Scot another name for the (European) blackbird
British Dictionary definitions for merle (2 of 2)
(of a dog, esp a collie) having a bluish-grey coat with speckles or streaks of black: Often called: blue merle
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