bluebill
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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  • Bluebill — Blue bill , n. (Zo[ o]l.) A duck of the genus {Fuligula}. Two American species ({Fuligula marila} and {Fuligula affinis}) are common. See {Scaup duck}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bluebill — ☆ bluebill [blo͞o′bil΄ ] n. any of various American ducks with bluish bills; esp., the scaup …   English World dictionary

  • Bluebill — Taxobox name = Bluebills regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Aves ordo = Passeriformes familia = Estrildidae genus = Spermophaga genus authority = Swainson, 1837 subdivision ranks = species subdivision = S. poliogenys S. haematina S.… …   Wikipedia

  • bluebill — Broadbill Broad bill , n. 1. (Zo[ o]l.) A wild duck ({Aythya marila}, or {Fuligula marila}), which appears in large numbers on the eastern coast of the United States, in autumn; called also {bluebill}, {blackhead}, {raft duck}, and {scaup duck}.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • bluebill — /blooh bil /, n. the scaup duck. [1805 15, Amer.; BLUE + BILL2] * * * …   Universalium

  • bluebill — noun the scaup (of genus Aythya) …   Wiktionary

  • bluebill — noun diving ducks of North America having a bluish grey bill • Syn: ↑scaup, ↑scaup duck, ↑broadbill • Hypernyms: ↑duck • Hyponyms: ↑greater scaup, ↑Aythya marila, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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  • little bluebill — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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