- dipper(def 4).
- a variant spelling of ouzel
- the ring ouzel or water ouzelSee ring ouzel, dipper
- an archaic name for the (European) blackbird
n.also ousel, from Old English osle “blackbird,” from West Germanic *amslon- (cf. Old High German amsala, German amsel), probably from PIE *ams- “black, blackbird” (cf. Latin merula “blackbird,” Welsh mwyalch “blackbird, thrush,” Breton moualch “ouzel”).