Definition of Scoter. Meaning of Scoter. Synonyms of Scoter

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Definition of Scoter

Scoter
Scoter Sco"ter, n. [Cf. Prov. E. scote to plow up.] (Zo["o]l.) Any one of several species of northern sea ducks of the genus Oidemia. Note: The European scoters are Oidemia nigra, called also black duck, black diver, surf duck; and the velvet, or double, scoter (O. fusca). The common American species are the velvet, or white-winged, scoter (O. Deglandi), called also velvet duck, white-wing, bull coot, white-winged coot; the black scoter (O. Americana), called also black coot, butterbill, coppernose; and the surf scoter, or surf duck (O. perspicillata), called also baldpate, skunkhead, horsehead, patchhead, pishaug, and spectacled coot. These birds are collectively called also coots. The females and young are called gray coots, and brown coots.

Meaning of Scoter from wikipedia

- The scoters are stocky seaducks in the genus Melanitta. The drakes are mostly black and have swollen bills. Females are brown. The genus name is derived...
- The surf scoter (Melanitta per****illata) is a large sea duck native to North America. Adult males are almost entirely black with characteristic white...
- The black scoter or American scoter (Melanitta americana) is a large sea duck, 43 to 49 cm (17 to 19 in) in length. The genus name is derived from Ancient...
- The velvet scoter (Melanitta fusca), also called a velvet duck, is a large sea duck, which breeds over the far north of Europe and the Palearctic west...
- The common scoter (Melanitta nigra) is a large sea duck, 43–54 cm (17–21 in) in length, which breeds over the far north of Europe and the Palearctic east...
- Damien Degland. The white-winged scoter is one of three North American scoter species and the largest species of scoter. It is characterised by its bulky...
- USS Scoter has been the name of more than one United States Navy ship, and may refer to: USS Scoter (SP-20), originally also designated SP-53, a patrol...
- Stejneger's scoter (Melanitta stejnegeri), also known as the Siberian scoter, is a large sea duck. The genus name is derived from Ancient Gr**** melas "black"...
- USFS Scoter was an American fishery patrol vessel that operated in the waters of the Territory of Alaska. She was part of the United States Bureau of Fisheries...
- from p****ing. Scoter was named after the word "Scoter," which is a mercantile name retained during service in the United States Navy. Scoter was the second...
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