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scoter

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noun sco·ter \ˈskō-tər\

Definition of scoter

plural

scoters

or

scoter

  1. :  any of a genus (Melanitta) of sea ducks of chiefly coastal Eurasia, Canada, and the United States that have males with chiefly black plumage



Origin and Etymology of scoter

origin unknown


First Known Use: circa 1674


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