Meaning of yowlring in English:

yowlring

noun

dialect, rare Scottish, British
  • In later use more fully "yellow yowlring". The yellowhammer, Emberiza citrinella.

Origin

Mid 16th century; earliest use found in William Turner (d. 1568), naturalist and religious controversialist. Apparently from yellow + ring, probably so called on account of the bird's markings, which form a yellow ring round its neck.

Pronunciation

yowlring

/ˈjaʊlrɪŋ/