scup

noun
\ˈskəp \
plural scup also scups

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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Whole scup comes striped black with grill marks, over celeriac puree and wild rice, salsa verde draped across its middle like a sash. Devra First, BostonGlobe.com, "Dinner in an almost classical mode, at Mooncusser Fish House," 9 Apr. 2018 The current law has been credited with rebuilding 43 stocks since 2000 including Atlantic sea scallops, pacific canary rockfish and Atlantic scup, also known as porgy. Ledyard King, USA TODAY, "Go fish: under President Trump, changing political tide opens water for anglers," 21 Mar. 2018 Son Aaron operates the Tradition, which harvests scup, whiting, squid, and sea bass. Michelle Malkin, National Review, "Big Brother on America’s Fishing Boats," 17 Jan. 2018 The western Sound scup fishing has been on fire and this week catching 12- to 17-inch jumbos has barely raised an eyebrow. courant.com, "Fishing Report," 7 Sep. 2017 In the North Atlantic, the term includes scup and sheepshead. Deena Shanker, Bloomberg.com, "What Chefs Want You to Know About Your Fish," 5 Sep. 2017 Sometimes, frying scup (better known as porgy) and lingering for hours at home happens, too. Nicole Taylor, New York Times, "Martha’s Vineyard Has a Nourishing Magic for Black Americans," 22 Aug. 2017 Fish species include blackfish, bluefish, winter flounder, fluke, scup, weakfish, striped bass, blue crab, striped sea robin and black sea bass. Frank Cohen, courant.com, "For A Small State, Connecticut Rich In Fishing Spots," 17 May 2017 Most of the scup have finished spawning and now are migrating to their feeding grounds throughout the Sound. Hartford Courant, courant.com, "Fishing report," 8 June 2017

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First Known Use of scup

circa 1848, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for scup

short for scuppaug, modification of Narragansett mishcùppaûog

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