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Meaning of DIPPER

Pronunciation:  'dipur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  small stocky diving bird without webbed feet; frequents fast-flowing streams and feeds along the bottom
  2. [n]  small North American diving duck; males have bushy head plumage
  3. [n]  a ladle that has a cup with a long handle
  4. [n]  a group of seven bright stars in the constellation Ursa Major
  5. [n]  a cluster of seven stars in Ursa Minor; at the end of the dipper's handle is Polaris

DIPPER is a 6 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: Big Dipper, Bucephela albeola, bufflehead, butterball, Charles's Wain, Little Dipper, Plough, Wagon, Wain, water ouzel
 See Also: American water ouzel, asterism, Bucephala, Cinclidae, Cinclus aquaticus, Cinclus mexicanus, duck, European water ouzel, family Cinclidae, genus Bucephala, Great Bear, ladle, Little Bear, North Star, oscine, oscine bird, polar star, Polaris, polestar, Ursa Major, Ursa Minor



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Dip"per\, n.
1. One who, or that which, dips; especially, a vessel used to
   dip water or other liquid; a ladle.

2. (Zo["o]l.)
   (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}.