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water ouzel

noun
  1. dipper(def 4).
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Origin of water ouzel

First recorded in 1615–25
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Historical Examples of water ouzel

  • I am now able, without incivility, to distinguish the two families of Water-ouzel.

    Love's Meinie

    John Ruskin

  • The water-ouzel is found by the alpine lakes and brooks on the mountains of the West.

  • The names Water-ouzel and Dipper are of very ancient application.

  • The solitudes of this sylvan park are cheered with the melody of the water-ouzel, the Alaska hermit thrush, and the winter wren.

    Your National Parks

    Enos A. Mills

  • So, too, is the water-ouzel, a bird of the alpine brooks in the mountains of the West that has been immortalized by John Muir.

    Your National Parks

    Enos A. Mills


British Dictionary definitions for water ouzel

water ouzel

noun
  1. another name for dipper (def. 2)
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