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Noun: dipper  di-pu(r)
  1. A ladle that has a cup with a long handle
  2. Small North American diving duck; males have bushy head plumage
    - bufflehead, butterball [N. Amer], Bucephela albeola
  3. Small stocky diving bird without webbed feet; frequents fast-flowing streams and feeds along the bottom
    - water ouzel
Noun: Dipper
  1. A cluster of seven stars in Ursa Minor; at the end of the dipper's handle is Polaris
    - Little Dipper
  2. A group of seven bright stars in the constellation Ursa Major
    - Big Dipper [N. Amer], Plough [Brit], Charles's Wain, Wain, Wagon

Derived forms: dippers

Type of: asterism, duck, ladle, oscine, oscine bird

Part of: Bucephala, Cinclidae, family Cinclidae, genus Bucephala, Great Bear, Little Bear, Ursa Major, Ursa Minor

Encyclopedia: Dipper