Ouzel

The blackbird; sometimes the thrush is so called. (Anglo-Saxon, osle, a blackbird.) Bottom speaks of the “ousel cock, so black of hue with orange tawny bill.” (Midsummer Night's Dream.)

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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