American scoter


Definition of American scoter

: a large North American scoter (Oidemia americana), the male being coal black with a bright yellow protuberance at the base of the upper mandible, the female being dusky brown with whitish cheeks

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First Known Use of American scoter

1831, in the meaning defined above

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“American scoter.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Aug. 2020.

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