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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (5)

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, Wain, Wagon]

4. small North American diving duck; males have bushy head plumage;
[syn: bufflehead, butterball, dipper, Bucephela albeola]

5. small stocky diving bird without webbed feet; frequents fast-flowing streams and feeds along the bottom;
[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. [1913 Webster] 2. (Zool.) (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). [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

dipper 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, Wain, Wagon] 4: small North American diving duck; males have bushy head plumage [syn: bufflehead, butterball, dipper, Bucephela albeola] 5: small stocky diving bird without webbed feet; frequents fast- flowing streams and feeds along the bottom [syn: water ouzel, dipper]




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