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mĕrŭla , ae, f. (post-class. collat. form mĕrŭlus , i, m., Auct. Carm. Philom. 13),
I.a blackbird, ousel, merle.
II. Transf.
A. A fish, the sea-carp: “merulae virentes,Ov. Hal. 114; cf. Plin. 32, 11, 53, § 149.—
B. A kind of hydraulic machine that produced a sound like the note of the blackbird, Vitr. 10, 12.
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