scuppaug
Scup Scup, n. [Contr. fr. American Indian mishc[`u]p, fr. mishe-kuppi large, thick-scaled.] (Zo["o]l.) A marine sparoid food fish ({Stenotomus chrysops}, or {S. argyrops}), common on the Atlantic coast of the United States. It appears bright silvery when swimming in the daytime, but shows broad blackish transverse bands at night and when dead. Called also {porgee}, {paugy}, {porgy}, {scuppaug}. [1913 Webster]

Note: The same names are also applied to a closely allied Southern species ({Stenotomus Gardeni}). [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

  • scuppaug — scup·paug …   English syllables

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

  • paugy — Scup Scup, n. [Contr. fr. American Indian mishc[ u]p, fr. mishe kuppi large, thick scaled.] (Zo[ o]l.) A marine sparoid food fish ({Stenotomus chrysops}, or {S. argyrops}), common on the Atlantic coast of the United States. It appears bright… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • porgee — Scup Scup, n. [Contr. fr. American Indian mishc[ u]p, fr. mishe kuppi large, thick scaled.] (Zo[ o]l.) A marine sparoid food fish ({Stenotomus chrysops}, or {S. argyrops}), common on the Atlantic coast of the United States. It appears bright… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • porgy — Scup Scup, n. [Contr. fr. American Indian mishc[ u]p, fr. mishe kuppi large, thick scaled.] (Zo[ o]l.) A marine sparoid food fish ({Stenotomus chrysops}, or {S. argyrops}), common on the Atlantic coast of the United States. It appears bright… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • S argyrops — Scup Scup, n. [Contr. fr. American Indian mishc[ u]p, fr. mishe kuppi large, thick scaled.] (Zo[ o]l.) A marine sparoid food fish ({Stenotomus chrysops}, or {S. argyrops}), common on the Atlantic coast of the United States. It appears bright… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Scup — Scup, n. [Contr. fr. American Indian mishc[ u]p, fr. mishe kuppi large, thick scaled.] (Zo[ o]l.) A marine sparoid food fish ({Stenotomus chrysops}, or {S. argyrops}), common on the Atlantic coast of the United States. It appears bright silvery… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Stenotomus chrysops — Scup Scup, n. [Contr. fr. American Indian mishc[ u]p, fr. mishe kuppi large, thick scaled.] (Zo[ o]l.) A marine sparoid food fish ({Stenotomus chrysops}, or {S. argyrops}), common on the Atlantic coast of the United States. It appears bright… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Stenotomus Gardeni — Scup Scup, n. [Contr. fr. American Indian mishc[ u]p, fr. mishe kuppi large, thick scaled.] (Zo[ o]l.) A marine sparoid food fish ({Stenotomus chrysops}, or {S. argyrops}), common on the Atlantic coast of the United States. It appears bright… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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