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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.
Coot
Coot Coot (k[=oo]t), n. [Cf. D. koet, W. cwtair; cwta short, bodtailed + iar hen; cf. cwtau to dock. Cf. Cut.] 1. (Zo["o]l.) (a) A wading bird with lobate toes, of the genus Fulica. The common European or bald coot is F. atra (see under bald); the American is F. Americana. (b) The surf duck or scoter. In the United States all the species of ([OE]demia are called coots. See Scoter. ``As simple as a coot.' --Halliwell. 2. A stupid fellow; a simpleton; as, a silly coot. [Colloq.]

Meaning of coots from wikipedia

- They constitute the genus Fulica, the name being the Latin term for "coot." Coots have predominantly black plumage, and—unlike many rails—they are usually...
- ducks, coots have broad, lobed scales on their lower legs and toes that fold back with each step in order to facilitate walking on dry land. Coots live...
- Cooter may refer to: The Cooters Cooter, the original name of the punk band Autopilot Off "Cooter" (30 Rock), a television episode Cooter Davenport, a...
- lives of people who practice snake handling. Coots died from a rattlesnake bite during a service. Jamie Coots grew up in Midd****ro, Kentucky. He was a...
- Boots & Coots is a well control company. It was founded in 1978 by Asger "Boots" Hansen and Ed "Coots" Matthews, veterans of Red Adair Service and Marine...
- Frederick Coots (May 2, 1897 – April 8, 1985) was an American songwriter. He composed over 700 po****r songs and over a dozen Broadway shows. In 1934, Coots wrote...
- they may bite so hard that the chick is killed. Coots will also lay their eggs in the nests of other coots when their environment or physical condition limits...
- Coots Lake is a reservoir in Polk County, in the U.S. state of Georgia. Coots Lake was created in 1960, and named for the lake's architect, Coolidge "Coot"...
- A coot is a water bird. Coot or Coots may also refer to: Jamie Coots (1971–2014), American Pentecostal pastor and snake handler John Frederick Coots, American...
- environment. For example, Andean coots living at altitude have more capillaries per square millimeter of muscle compared to Andean coots living at sea level. Illustration...
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