- Merl is the Scottish name for the common blackbird.
An example of merl is an all black bird with a yellow beak and yellow eye rings.
Archaic the European black thrush (Turdus merula)
Origin of merlMiddle English merle ; from Old French ; from Late Latin merulus ; from Classical Latin merula, probably ; from Indo-European base an unverified form (a)mes- from source Old English osle, German amsel
- Alternative form of merle (blackbird)