white-winged scoter

variants: or less commonly white-winged coot

Definition of white-winged scoter

: a large and very common American scoter (Melanitta deglandi) that is closely related to the velvet scoter of Europe and has a white speculum of the wing and in the adult male a white spot under the eye

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First Known Use of white-winged scoter

1886, in the meaning defined above

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“White-winged scoter.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/white-winged%20scoter. Accessed 12 December 2019.

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