white-throated dipper

noun

Definition of white-throated dipper

: dipper sense 2a(2) Most visitors stagger from Dovedale's car park to the famous stepping stones, the more observant ones spotting the white-throated dipper, looking for prey below the bubbling waters of the Dove. — Sue Price and Guy Corbett-Marshall, Guardian (London, England), 20 Mar. 2010

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1854, in the meaning defined above

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