pl. -·ters or -·ter
any of several large, dark-colored sea ducks (genera Oidemia and Melanitta), found chiefly along the N coasts of Europe and North America
Origin of scoter; from uncertain or unknown; perhaps
Any of several dark-colored diving ducks of the genus Melanitta of the Northern Hemisphere. Also called coot.
Origin of scoterOrigin unknown.
- Any one of several species of northern sea ducks of the genus Melanitta.
- When I went birdwatching, I saw lots of scoters.