Scup vs Scaup - What's the difference?

scup | scaup |

As nouns the difference between scup and scaup

is that scup is scoop (cup- or bowl-shaped tool) while scaup is any of three species of small diving duck in the genus aythya .

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(wikipedia scup) (Stenotomus)

Etymology 1

Shortened form of (etyl) The full word was borrowed as scuppaug. (Stenotomus)


  • A fish, ; the porgy.
  • * 1995 , “sheepshead”'', entry in Percy Russell, Anita Williams, ''The Nutrition and Health Dictionary , page 391,
  • A saltwater fish, a cousin of porgies and scups . The sheepshead has large, broad incisor teeth, much like a sheep.
  • * 2006 , Alice Jane Lippson, Robert L. Lippson, Life in the Chesapeake Bay , page 276,
  • Scup , in the Bay also called porgy, maiden, and fairmaid, are rather plain-looking fish — dull silver with 12 to 15 indistinct vertical stripes, flecked with light blue on their sides.
  • *{{quote-news, year=2007, date=August 8, author=Brett Martin, title=First a Hook, Then Ink: An Artist’s Catch, work=New York Times citation
  • , passage=On a lark, he took a small scup , or porgy, and a stamp pad and demonstrated how to make a print.}}

    Etymology 2

    (etyl) schop.


    (en noun)
  • (US, dialect) A swing.
  • References





  • Any of three species of small diving duck in the genus Aythya .
  • * {{quote-news, year=2009, date=March 29, author=Deborah Baldwin, title=A Waterside Village With a Big-City Backdrop, work=New York Times citation
  • , passage=Or spot gaggles of Canada geese, ducks and scaups flying over schools of bluefish. }}
  • (Scotland) ; a bed or stratum of shellfish.
  • Derived terms

    * greater scaup, Aythya marila * lesser scaup, Aythya affinis * New Zealand scaup, Aythya novaeseelandiae

    See also

    * (wikipedia "scaup") * (Aythya) * (Aythya marila) * (Aythya affinis) * (Aythya novaeseelandiae) * (commonslite)


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