Scaup Definition

skôp
scaups
noun
scaups
Either of two diving ducks (Aythya marila or A. affinis) of the Northern Hemisphere, the male of which has gray, black, and white plumage.
American Heritage
Any of several wild ducks of the same genus (Aythya) as the redhead, canvasback, etc.
Webster's New World

(Scotland) Alternative form of scalp; a bed or stratum of shellfish.

Wiktionary
Synonyms:
broadbillbluebillscaup-duck

Other Word Forms of Scaup

Noun

Singular:
scaup
Plural:
scaups

Origin of Scaup

  • Short for scaup-duck perhaps from Scots scalp, scaup bed of mussels (from its feeding on shellfish)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • See scalp (“a bed of oysters or mussels").

    From Wiktionary

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