Definitions for "Merle"
A colour seen in of a dog's coat - Bluish gray colouring with flecks of black, as in a "blue-merle" Collie
pattern of coloring observed in the coat of the domestic dog and is characterized by patches of diluted pigment. Dogs inherit trait in an autosomal, incompletely dominant fashion and heterozygous or homozygous for the merle locus exhibit a wide range of auditory and ophthalmologic abnormalities, similar to those in human Waardenburg syndrome. (More? Animal Embryos | PNAS Article 2006)
Dark patches overlaid on a lighter background of the same pigment type; also called dapple.
The European blackbird. See Blackbird.
common black European thrush