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Princeton's WordNet

  1. blackbird, merl, merle, ouzel, ousel, European blackbird, Turdus merulanoun

    common black European thrush


  1. merlenoun

    A type of mottled colouration on dogs.

  2. Etymology: From the taxonomic name; from turdus and merula, giving rise to the merle.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Merlenoun

    the European blackbird. See Blackbird

  2. Etymology: [F. merle, L. merula, merulus. Cf. Ousel.]


  1. Merle

    Merle is a pattern in a dog's coat, though is commonly incorrectly referred to as a colour. The merle gene creates mottled patches of color in a solid or piebald coat, blue or odd-colored eyes, and can affect skin pigment as well. Health issues are more typical and more severe when two merles are bred together, so it is recommended that a merle be bred to a dog with a solid coat color only.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Merle

    mėrl, n. the blackbird. [Fr.,—L. merula.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Merle in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Merle in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of Merle in a Sentence

  1. Royceann Porter:

    Today was touching and I am so happy, it was amazing to include Lulu Merle Johnson's family in the recognition. I look forward to taking students to Gravity for the annual civil rights trip so they can learn more about her legacy.

  2. Merle Haggard:

    I've never been a guy that can do what Merle Haggard told me, it's always been my nature to fight the system.

  3. Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards:

    I can't remember when I haven't listened to Merle Haggard, some of the best songs and best delivery you can get.

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    someone who sees an event and reports what happened
    • A. perusal
    • B. suffering
    • C. witness
    • D. aerial

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