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C Liberica
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C Mexicanus definitions

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Water ousel Wa"ter ou"sel, Water ouzel Wa"ter ou"zel . (Zo["o]l.) Any one of several species of small insessorial birds of the genus Cinclus (or Hydrobates), especially the European water ousel (C. aquaticus), and the American water ousel (C. Mexicanus). These birds live about the water, and are in the habit of walking on the bottom of streams beneath the water in search of food.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Ousel Ou"sel, n. [OE. osel, AS. ?sle; akin to G. amsel, OHG. amsala, and perh. to L. merula blackbird. Cf. Merle, Amsel.] (Zo["o]l.) 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.] Rock ousel (Zo["o]l.), the ring ousel. Water ousel (Zo["o]l.), the European dipper (Cinclus aquaticus), and the American dipper (C. Mexicanus).


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