scaup duck

noun
\ ˈskȯp- \
variants: or scaup
plural scaup or scaups

Definition of scaup duck

: any of several ducks of the genus Aythya: such as

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First Known Use of scaup duck

1797, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for scaup duck

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

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The first known use of scaup duck was in 1797

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“Scaup duck.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/scaup%20duck. Accessed 4 Aug. 2021.

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