1. [ noun ] (food) a ladle that has a cup with a long handle
Related terms: ladle dunk
2. [ noun ] (zoology) small North American diving duck; males have bushy head plumage
Synonyms: butterball Bucephela_albeola bufflehead
Related terms: duck Bucephala
3. [ noun ] (astronomy) a group of seven bright stars in the constellation Ursa Major
Synonyms: Plough Charles's_Wain wagon wain Big_Dipper
Related terms: asterism Great_Bear
4. [ noun ] (astronomy) a cluster of seven stars in Ursa Minor; at the end of the dipper's handle is Polaris
Synonyms: Little_Dipper
Related terms: asterism Polaris Little_Bear
5. [ noun ] (zoology) small stocky diving bird without webbed feet; frequents fast-flowing streams and feeds along the bottom
Synonyms: water_ouzel
Related terms: oscine American_water_ouzel European_water_ouzel Cinclidae
Similar spelling:   diaper