from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- (Zoöl.) Any one of several species of small insessorial birds of the genus Cinclus (or Hydrobates), especially the European water ousel (
Cinclus aquaticus), and the American water ousel ( Cinclus Mexicanus). These birds live about the water, and are in the habit of walking on the bottom of streams beneath the water in search of food.
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