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American Scoter

Definition of the noun American Scoter

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American Scoter is the vernacular name of the Melanitta americana, a species of Melanitta.

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Google previewEncyclopedia of North Carolina (1999)

by Nancy Capace

Snow Goose, Blue Goose, American Brant, Mallard, Black Duck, Redhead, Greater Scaup, Lesser Scaup, Ring-necked Duck, White- winged Scoter, Surf Scoter, American Scoter, American Golden-eye, Buffle-head, Ruddy Duck, Baldpate, ...

Google previewThe New American Encyclopaedia (1872)

A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge

Tho American scoter, or butter-bill coot, has a bill of a deep orange color at the base and black at the end ; the general color of the plumage is black, bluish on the hind neck, the scapulars tinged with green; tail graduated; the length is 19 ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia Americana (1904)

A General Dictionary of the Arts and Sciences, Literature, History, Biography, Geography, Etc., of the World; Editor-in-chief, Frederick Converse Beach ... Managing Editor, Forrest Morgan ... Assistant Editors, Nathan Haskell Dole ... Edward Thomas Roe ... Thomas Campbell Copeland ... by Frederick Converse Beach, Forrest Morgan, George Edwin Rines, E. T. Roe, Nathan Haskell Dole, Thomas Campbell Copeland

Sea-coot, a gunners'_name for certain dark-colored ducks, especially the American scoter (q.v.). Sea-cow, a name often applied generally to sirenians (see SIRENIA; MANATEE), but espe— cially restricted to the species formerly inhabiting ...

Google previewThe World-wide Encyclopedia and Gazetteer (1899)

by William Harrison De Puy

SURF-DUCK, the American scoter. SURGEONS TOOLS. The multiplicity ...

Google previewEncyclopaedic Dictionary (1903)

An Original Work of Reference to the Words in the English Language, Giving a Full Account of Their Origin, Meaning, Pronunciation, and Use

A Connecticut gunners' name for (Edenia americana, the American scoter. ( Trumbull.) whist-ling dick (t silent), s. Ornith.: The name applied in the Thames Valley to Turdus musicus, the song-thrush. (Swainson.) whist-ling dicl: (t silent), s. Ornith ...

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