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 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]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • surf scoter — n. an American sea duck (Melanitta perspicillata) living in northern waters: the males are black with white marked faces and necks, the females are grayish brown …   English World dictionary

  • surf scoter — noun : a common American scoter (Melanitta perspicillata) of which the adult male has conspicuous white markings on the head and neck with otherwise black plumage and the female and young are grayish brown called also surf coot * * * Ornith. a… …   Useful english dictionary

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  • surf scoter — Ornith. a large, North American scoter, Melanitta perspicillata, the adult male of which is black with two white patches on the head. [1825 35] * * * …   Universalium

  • 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

  • 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 duck};… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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

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