Water ousel
Water ousel Wa"ter ou"sel, Water ouzel Wa"ter ou"zel . (Zo["o]l.) Any one of several species of small insessorial birds of the genus {Cinclus} (or {Hydrobates}), especially the European water ousel ({Cinclus aquaticus}), and the American water ousel ({Cinclus Mexicanus}). These birds live about the water, and are in the habit of walking on the bottom of streams beneath the water in search of food. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Water ousel — Ousel Ou sel ([oo^] z l), n. [OE. osel, AS. [=o]sle; akin to G. amsel, OHG. amsala, and perh. to L. merula blackbird. Cf. {Merle}, {Amsel}.] (Zo[ o]l.) One of several species of European thrushes, especially the blackbird ({Merula merula}, or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • water-ousel — n.; (also water ouzel) Dipper, water crake, water crow (Cinclus aquaticus) …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • Water ouzel — Water ousel Wa ter ou sel, Water ouzel Wa ter ou zel . (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of several species of small insessorial birds of the genus {Cinclus} (or {Hydrobates}), especially the European water ousel ({Cinclus aquaticus}), and the American water… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ousel — Ou sel ([oo^] z l), n. [OE. osel, AS. [=o]sle; akin to G. amsel, OHG. amsala, and perh. to L. merula blackbird. Cf. {Merle}, {Amsel}.] (Zo[ o]l.) One of several species of European thrushes, especially the blackbird ({Merula merula}, or {Turdus… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Water blackbird — Wa ter black bird (Zo[ o]l.) The European water ousel, or dipper. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Water piet — Wa ter pi et (Zo[ o]l.) The water ousel. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Water thrush — Wa ter thrush (Zo[ o]l.) (a) A North American bird of the genus {Seiurus}, belonging to the Warbler family, especially the common species ({Seiurus Noveboracensis}). (b) The European water ousel. (b) The pied wagtail. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • water-crake — n. See water ousel …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • water-crow — n. See water ousel …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • water-ouzel — n. See water ousel …   New dictionary of synonyms

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