scup

noun
\ ˈskəp How to pronounce scup (audio) \
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

Examples of scup in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But warming waters have pushed hake, winter flounder, scup, and lobster fisheries north of our state, jeopardizing these important pillars of the economy. BostonGlobe.com, "Climate change is the biggest threat to Rhode Island’s economy and the legislature’s inaction is exacerbating the crisis.," 22 Nov. 2019 Black seabass, scup, summer flounder to name a few. Capt. John Mcmurray, Field & Stream, "10 Great East Coast Fisheries That No Longer Exist," 10 Feb. 2020 The reef is intended to become a habitat for fish that live in Narragansett Bay, including tautog, black sea bass and scup. USA TODAY, "Guitar hotel, creepy dolls, slime museum: News from around our 50 states," 25 Oct. 2019 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

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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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“Scup.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/scup. Accessed 4 Jul. 2020.

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