American dipper


Definition of American dipper

: dipper sense 2a(1) We spotted American dippers, birds that walk under water in search of aquatic insects and confound scientists with their ability to withstand icy mountain stream temperatures. — Kristi Streiffert, Spokesman Review (Spokane, Washington), 3 Sept. 2000

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1828, in the meaning defined above

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“American dipper.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Jul. 2020.

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