scaup

noun \ ˈskȯp \
Updated on: 19 Nov 2017

Definition of scaup

plural scaup or scaups
: 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

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Origin and Etymology of scaup

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


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