scaup duck


variants or scaup
plural scaup or scaups
: any of several ducks of the genus Aythya: such as

Word History


scaup, perhaps alteration of scalp entry 1; from its fondness for shellfish

First Known Use

1797, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of scaup duck was in 1797

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“Scaup duck.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

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