Surf duck
Surf Surf, n. [Formerly spelled suffe, and probably the same word as E. sough.] The swell of the sea which breaks upon the shore, esp. upon a sloping beach. [1913 Webster]

{Surf bird} (Zo["o]l.), a ploverlike bird of the genus {Aphriza}, allied to the turnstone.

{Surf clam} (Zo["o]l.), a large clam living on the open coast, especially {Mactra solidissima} (syn. {Spisula solidissima}). See {Mactra}.

{Surf duck} (Zo["o]l.), any one of several species of sea ducks of the genus {Oidemia}, especially {Oidemia percpicillata}; -- called also {surf scoter}. See the Note under {Scoter}.

{Surf fish} (Zo["o]l.), any one of numerous species of California embiotocoid fishes. See {Embiotocoid}.

{Surf smelt}. (Zo["o]l.) See {Smelt}.

{Surf whiting}. (Zo["o]l.) See under {Whiting}. [1913 Webster]


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  • surf duck — ☆ surf duck n. any of various scoters, esp. the surf scoter …   English World dictionary

  • surf duck — Scoter Sco ter, n. [Cf. Prov. E. scote to plow up.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of several species of northern sea ducks of the genus {Oidemia}. [1913 Webster] Note: The European scoters are {Oidemia nigra}, called also {black duck}, {black diver}, {surf… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • surf duck — noun : scoter; especially : surf scoter * * * a scoter, esp. the surf scoter. [1800 10] * * * surf duck noun The scoter • • • Main Entry: ↑surf * * * surf duck …   Useful english dictionary

  • surf-duck — n. Surf scoter, black duck (Anas perspicillata) …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • surf duck — a scoter, esp. the surf scoter. [1800 10] * * * …   Universalium

  • Surf — Surf, n. [Formerly spelled suffe, and probably the same word as E. sough.] The swell of the sea which breaks upon the shore, esp. upon a sloping beach. [1913 Webster] {Surf bird} (Zo[ o]l.), a ploverlike bird of the genus {Aphriza}, allied to the …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Surf bird — Surf Surf, n. [Formerly spelled suffe, and probably the same word as E. sough.] The swell of the sea which breaks upon the shore, esp. upon a sloping beach. [1913 Webster] {Surf bird} (Zo[ o]l.), a ploverlike bird of the genus {Aphriza}, allied… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Surf clam — Surf Surf, n. [Formerly spelled suffe, and probably the same word as E. sough.] The swell of the sea which breaks upon the shore, esp. upon a sloping beach. [1913 Webster] {Surf bird} (Zo[ o]l.), a ploverlike bird of the genus {Aphriza}, allied… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Surf fish — Surf Surf, n. [Formerly spelled suffe, and probably the same word as E. sough.] The swell of the sea which breaks upon the shore, esp. upon a sloping beach. [1913 Webster] {Surf bird} (Zo[ o]l.), a ploverlike bird of the genus {Aphriza}, allied… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • surf scoter — Surf Surf, n. [Formerly spelled suffe, and probably the same word as E. sough.] The swell of the sea which breaks upon the shore, esp. upon a sloping beach. [1913 Webster] {Surf bird} (Zo[ o]l.), a ploverlike bird of the genus {Aphriza}, allied… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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