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Definition of Stenotomus chrysops
Stenotomus chrysopsScup Scup, n. [Contr. fr. American Indian mishc[`u]p, fr.
mishe-kuppi large, thick-scaled.] (Zo["o]l.)
A marine sparoid food fish (Stenotomus chrysops, or S.
argyrops), common on the Atlantic coast of the United
States. It appears bright silvery when swimming in the
daytime, but shows broad blackish transverse bands at night
and when dead. Called also porgee, paugy, porgy,
Note: The same names are also applied to a closely allied
Southern species. (Stenotomus Gardeni).
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