A affinis


A affinis
Scaup Scaup (sk[add]p), n. [See {Scalp} a bed of oysters or mussels.] 1. A bed or stratum of shellfish; scalp. [Scot.] [1913 Webster]

2. (Zo["o]l.) A scaup duck. See below. [1913 Webster]

{Scaup duck} (Zo["o]l.), any one of several species of northern ducks of the genus {Aythya}, or {Fuligula}. The adult males are, in large part, black. The three North American species are: the greater scaup duck ({Aythya marila}, var. nearctica), called also {broadbill}, {bluebill}, {blackhead}, {flock duck}, {flocking fowl}, and {raft duck}; the lesser scaup duck ({A. affinis}), called also {little bluebill}, {river broadbill}, and {shuffler}; the tufted, or ring-necked, scaup duck ({A. collaris}), called also {black jack}, {ringneck}, {ringbill}, {ringbill shuffler}, etc. See Illust. of {Ring-necked duck}, under {Ring-necked}. The common European scaup, or mussel, duck ({A. marila}), closely resembles the American variety. [1913 Webster]


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  • Affinis — (lat.), verwandt, bes. Verwandter von weiblicher Seite; daher Affinität, 1) Verwandtschaft, durch Verschwägerung; 2) (Log.), äußere Ähnlichkeit der Begriffe durch zufällige Bestimmungen; 3) (Math.), eine bestimmte Art der Ähnlichkeit von Figuren… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Affinis — Af|fi|nis der; , ...nes [...ne:s] <aus lat. affinis »Schwager, Schwiegersohn«> (veraltet) Verwandter, Schwager …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • Affinis mei affinis non est mihi affinis — A relative of my relative by marriage is not my relative …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • affinis — related to but not identical with, affinity, relationship, sometimes misleadingly employed as a synonym for phenetic similarity (or akin to) …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • affinis — af|fi|nis <lat. ; vgl. ↑affin> verwandt (in der biologischen Systematik zur Andeutung der Verwandtschaft bei nicht mit Sicherheit zu bestimmenden Formen) …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • affinis —    (affin., aff.). Latin, meaning ‘akin’ or ‘allied to’, used in reference to a specimen that is similar to, but shows some differences from, a known species …   Expanded glossary of Cycad terms

  • affinis — Singular of affines …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • Danaus affinis — Danaus affinis …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Callophrys affinis — Callophrys affini …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Veniliornis affinis — Pic affin Veniliornis affinis …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Vespa affinis — Vespa affinis …   Wikipédia en Français


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