Definition of scup
: a porgy (Stenotomus chrysops) occurring along the Atlantic coast of the U.S. chiefly from North Carolina to Maine and used as a panfish
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Most of the scup have finished spawning and now are migrating to their feeding grounds throughout the Sound.
Fish species include blackfish, bluefish, winter flounder, fluke, scup, weakfish, striped bass, blue crab, striped sea robin and black sea bass.
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Origin and Etymology of scup
short for scuppaug, modification of Narragansett mishcùppaûog
First Known Use: circa 1848See Words from the same year
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