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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Ousel \Ou"sel\ ([oo^]"z'l), n. [OE. osel, AS. [=o]sle; akin to G. amsel, OHG. amsala, and perh. to L. merula blackbird. Cf. Merle, Amsel.] (Zool.) One of several species of European thrushes, especially the blackbird (Merula merula, or Turdus merula), and the mountain or ring ousel (Turdus torquatus). [Written also ouzel.] [1913 Webster] Rock ousel (Zool.), the ring ousel. Water ousel (Zool.), the European dipper (Cinclus aquaticus), and the American dipper (Cinclus Mexicanus). [1913 Webster]