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scaup

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noun, \ˈskȯp\

Definition of scaup

plural scaup or scaups

  1. :  either of two diving ducks (Aythya affinis or A. marila) with the male having a glossy purplish or greenish head and a black breast and tail



Origin of scaup

short for scaup duck; scaup probably alteration of scalp bed of shellfish


First Known Use: 1797

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