Mishcup \Mish*cup"\, n. [See {Scup}.] (Zo["o]l.) The scup. [Local, U. S.] [1913 Webster]

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  • Scuppaug — Scup paug, n. [Contr. fr. Amer. Indian mishcuppauog, pl. of mishcup.] (Zo[ o]l.) See 2d {Scup}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • scup — /skup/, n. a sparid food fish, Stenotomus chrysops, found along the Atlantic coast of the U.S., having a compressed body and high back. [1840 50, Amer.; short for earlier and dial. scuppaug, skippaug, skapaug < Narragansett (E sp.) mishcuppaûog,… …   Universalium

  • scup — noun (plural same) a common porgy (fish) with faint dark vertical bars. [Stenotomus chrysops.] Origin C19: from Narragansett mishcup, from mishe big + cuppi close together (because of the shape of the scales) …   English new terms dictionary

  • scup — ☆ scup [skup ] n. pl. scup or scups [< earlier scuppaug < Narragansett mishcuppaûog, pl. of mishcùp] a brown and white porgy (Stenotomus chrysops) found along the N Atlantic coast of the U.S …   English World dictionary

  • scup — n. an E. American fish, Stenostomus chrysops, a kind of porgy. Etymology: Narraganset mishcup thick scaled f. mishe large + cuppi scale …   Useful english dictionary

  • scuppaug — (ˌ)skəˈpȯg noun ( s) Etymology: Narraganset mishcùppaûog, plural of mishcùp : scup a …   Useful english dictionary

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