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Lesser scaup female

EtymologyEdit

See scalp (a bed of oysters or mussels).

NounEdit

scaup (plural scaups or scaup)

  1. Any of three species of small diving duck in the genus Aythya.
    • 2009 March 29, Deborah Baldwin, “A Waterside Village With a Big-City Backdrop”, in New York Times[1]:
      Or spot gaggles of Canada geese, ducks and scaups flying over schools of bluefish.
  2. (Scotland) Alternative form of scalp; a bed or stratum of shellfish.

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