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(Science: zoology) The red-backed shrike (Lanius collurio); called also wurger, worrier, and throttler.

Alternative forms: warriangle, weirangle, etc.

Origin: OE. Wariangel, weryangle; cf. AS. Wearg outlaw, criminal, OHG, warg, warch, Goth. Wargs (in comp), G. Wurgengel, i. E, destroying angel, destroyer, killer, and E. Worry.