Origin of ouzel
Examples from the Web for ouzel
His chief anxiety arose from the possibility there was of falling in with the Ouzel Galley.
Captain Tracy was now able to get about, and even to superintend the repairs of the Ouzel Galley.
Our ouzel was quietly feeding on the edge of the brook, when Harriet said good-bye as our ponies started up the trail.Wild Life on the Rockies|Enos A. Mills
He says the ouzel sings all winter, and never minds the weather; also that he never goes far from the stream.The Children's Book of Birds|Olive Thorne Miller
The robin and the ouzel,—how I love them both, and yet how utterly unlike they are!The Spell of the Rockies|Enos A. Mills
British Dictionary definitions for ouzel
Word Origin for ouzel
Word Origin and History for ouzel
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").