greater scaup duck

noun

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greater scaup duck,
a freshwater diving duck of North America, about 20 inches long. The males have glossy black foreparts that give off a greenish luster, and the remaining parts are white marked with black.

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  • Scaup duck — Scaup Scaup (sk[add]p), n. [See {Scalp} a bed of oysters or mussels.] 1. A bed or stratum of shellfish; scalp. [Scot.] [1913 Webster] 2. (Zo[ o]l.) A scaup duck. See below. [1913 Webster] {Scaup duck} (Zo[ o]l.), any one of several species of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • greater scaup — noun large scaup of North America having a greenish iridescence on the head of the male • Syn: ↑Aythya marila • Hypernyms: ↑scaup, ↑scaup duck, ↑bluebill, ↑broadbill * * * noun or …   Useful english dictionary

  • Greater Scaup — Taxobox name = Greater Scaup status = LC | status system = IUCN3.1 image width = 200px image caption = Female (front) and male (rear) regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Aves ordo = Anseriformes familia = Anatidae genus = Aythya species …   Wikipedia

  • scaup duck — noun diving ducks of North America having a bluish grey bill • Syn: ↑scaup, ↑bluebill, ↑broadbill • Hypernyms: ↑duck • Hyponyms: ↑greater scaup, ↑Aythya marila, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Scaup — (sk[add]p), n. [See {Scalp} a bed of oysters or mussels.] 1. A bed or stratum of shellfish; scalp. [Scot.] [1913 Webster] 2. (Zo[ o]l.) A scaup duck. See below. [1913 Webster] {Scaup duck} (Zo[ o]l.), any one of several species of northern ducks… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Scaup — may refer to:* Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, a political party in Scotland* One of three species of diving duck: ** Greater Scaup or just Scaup, Aythya marila ** Lesser Scaup, Aythya affinis ** New Zealand Scaup, Aythya… …   Wikipedia

  • scaup — /skawp/, n. any of several diving ducks of the genus Aythya, esp. A. marila (greater scaup), of the Northern Hemisphere, having a bluish gray bill. Also called scaup duck. [1665 75; by ellipsis from scaup duck, prob. with Scots, N dial. scaup,… …   Universalium

  • scaup — /ˈskɔp/ (say skawp) noun any of certain diving ducks of the genus Aythya, especially the greater scaup, A. marila, of Europe and America. Also, scaup duck. {compare British dialect (northern) scaup, scalp oyster or mussel bed (on which scaups… …   Australian English dictionary

  • flock duck — Scaup Scaup (sk[add]p), n. [See {Scalp} a bed of oysters or mussels.] 1. A bed or stratum of shellfish; scalp. [Scot.] [1913 Webster] 2. (Zo[ o]l.) A scaup duck. See below. [1913 Webster] {Scaup duck} (Zo[ o]l.), any one of several species of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • raft duck — Scaup Scaup (sk[add]p), n. [See {Scalp} a bed of oysters or mussels.] 1. A bed or stratum of shellfish; scalp. [Scot.] [1913 Webster] 2. (Zo[ o]l.) A scaup duck. See below. [1913 Webster] {Scaup duck} (Zo[ o]l.), any one of several species of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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