[syn: water ouzel, dipper]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Dipper \Dip"per\, n.
1. One who, or that which, dips; especially, a vessel used to
dip water or other liquid; a ladle.
(a) A small grebe; the dabchick.
(b) The buffel duck.
(c) The water ouzel (Cinolus aquaticus) of Europe.
(d) The American dipper or ouzel (Cinclus Mexicanus).
The Dipper (Astron.), the seven principal stars in the
constellation of the Great Bear; popularly so called from
their arrangement in the form of a dipper; -- called also
Charles's Wain. See Ursa Major, under Ursa.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: a ladle that has a cup with a long handle
2: a cluster of seven stars in Ursa Minor; at the end of the
dipper's handle is Polaris [syn: Little Dipper, Dipper]
3: a group of seven bright stars in the constellation Ursa Major
[syn: Big Dipper, Dipper, Plough, Charles's Wain,
4: small North American diving duck; males have bushy head
plumage [syn: bufflehead, butterball, dipper,
5: small stocky diving bird without webbed feet; frequents fast-
flowing streams and feeds along the bottom [syn: water