Skua meaning

skyo͝oə
Any of several large predatory seabirds of the genus Stercorarius, especially the great skua.
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(chiefly british) Any of several of the smaller seabirds of the genus Stercorarius.
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A large, brown-and-white, predatory shorebird (Catharacta skua, family Stercorariidae) found in cold seas.
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Any of various predatory seabirds of the family Stercorariidae that often chase other seabirds to steal their catches.
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Origin of skua

  • New Latin alteration of Faroese skūvur from Old Norse skūfr tassel, seagull

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

  • From Faroese skúgvur (“Great Skua"), from Old Norse skúfr.

    From Wiktionary