Definition of Merle

1. Noun. Common black European thrush.

Exact synonyms: Blackbird, European Blackbird, Merl, Ousel, Ouzel, Turdus Merula
Generic synonyms: Thrush
Group relationships: Genus Turdus, Turdus



Definition of Merle

1. Proper noun. (surname from=French dot=) of (etyl fr) origin. ¹

2. Proper noun. (surnames male given name) transferred from the surname. ¹

3. Proper noun. (English female given name). ¹

4. Noun. The European blackbird Turdus merula; any blackbird. ¹

5. Noun. A type of mottled colouration on dogs. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Merle

1. a blackbird [n -S]

Medical Definition of Merle

1. The European blackbird. See Blackbird. Origin: F. Merle, L. Merula, merulus. Cf. Ousel. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Merle

meritoriousness
meritory
meritot
merits
merk
merkel cells
merking
merkingdom
merkins
merknight
merks
merl
merlady
merland
merle (current term)
merled
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merlin
merling
merlings
merlinoite
merlins
merlion
merlon
merlons
merlot
merlots
merls
merlucciid

Literary usage of Merle

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1. Cyclopaedia of English Literature: A Selection of the Choicest Productions by Robert Chambers (1850)
"Cease, quoth the merle, thy preaching, Nightingale : Shall folk their youth spend into holiness! Of young sanctis, grows auld ..."

2. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (1857)
""merle, merle!" cried the Comedian, when they were gone. merle appeared. ... Ah, ah," growled merle from below, " he has got the money ! Glad to hear it. ..."

3. Pulpit Eloquence of the Nineteenth Century: Being Supplementary to the by Henry Clay Fish, Edwards Amasa Park (1857)
"His great-grandfather, John Lewis merle, emigrated, for the sake of his ... It is from his paternal grandmother that Dr. merle derives the addition of ..."

4. The Poems of William Dunbar: Now First Collected. With Notes, and a Memoir by William Dunbar (1834)
"... I hard a merle, with mirry notis, fing A fang of luve, ... and glorious armony, This joyfull merle fo lain! ..."

5. Tait's Edinburgh Magazine by William Tait, Christian Isobel Johnstone (1847)
""\Vith the remarkable work of Carlyle fresh in the mind of every reader, although there were no other obstacle, it must be admitted, that Dr. merle has ..."

6. The Literature and the Literary Men of Great Britain and Ireland by Abraham Mills (1858)
"From this poem we present, with much pleasure, the following stanzas:— THE merle AND THE NIGHTINGALE. In May, as that Aurora did upspring, With crystal een ..."

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