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 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 ouzel — n. DIPPER (sense 3), esp. a species ( Cinclus mexicanus) of W North America …   English World dictionary

  • water ouzel — noun small stocky diving bird without webbed feet; frequents fast flowing streams and feeds along the bottom • Syn: ↑dipper • Hypernyms: ↑oscine, ↑oscine bird • Hyponyms: ↑European water ouzel, ↑Cinclus aquaticus, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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

  • water ouzel — noun Date: 1622 dipper 2 …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • water ouzel — dipper (def. 4). [1615 25] * * * …   Universalium

  • water ouzel — American dipper …   Eponyms, nicknames, and geographical games

  • water ouzel — noun dialect term for dipper (in sense 1) …   English new terms dictionary

  • water ouzel — wa′ter ou zel n. orn dipper 2) • Etymology: 1615–25 …   From formal English to slang

  • water ouzel — /ˈwɔtər uzəl/ (say wawtuhr oohzuhl) noun → dipper (def. 3) …   Australian English dictionary

  • American water ouzel — noun a water ouzel of western North America • Syn: ↑Cinclus mexicanus • Hypernyms: ↑water ouzel, ↑dipper • Member Holonyms: ↑Cinclus, ↑genus Cinclus …   Useful english dictionary

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