broadbill
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]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • 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}. See {Scaup …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • broadbill — [brôd′bil΄] n. any of various birds with a broad bill, as the scaup and shoveler ducks, spoonbill, etc …   English World dictionary

  • Broadbill — Taxobox name = Broadbills image width = 200px image caption = Long tailed Broadbill. regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Aves ordo = Passeriformes subordo = Tyranni familia = Eurylaimidae familia authority = subdivision ranks = Genera… …   Wikipedia

  • broadbill — /brawd bil /, n. 1. any of several small, often brightly colored passerine birds of the family Eurylaimidae, of the Old World tropics, having a broad, flattened bill. 2. any of various birds with a broad bill, as the scaup duck, shoveler, and… …   Universalium

  • broadbill — Shoveler Shov el*er, n. [Also shoveller.] 1. One who, or that which, shovels. [1913 Webster] 2. (Zo[ o]l.) A river duck ({Spatula clypeata}), native of Europe and America. It has a large bill, broadest towards the tip. The male is handsomely… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • broadbill — durklažuvė statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Xiphias gladius angl. broadbill; swordfish rus. меч рыба; меченос ryšiai: platesnis terminas – durklažuvės …   Žuvų pavadinimų žodynas

  • broadbill — noun a) Any of several ducks, having a broad bill, including the shoveler b) Any of several small passerine birds of the family Eurylaimidae …   Wiktionary

  • broadbill — n. bird with brightly colored plumage and short broad beak that is native tropical Africa and Asia; shoveler, freshwater duck with a long broad bill that lives in the northern hemisphere …   English contemporary dictionary

  • broadbill — noun a small, colourful songbird of the Old World tropics, with a large head and a wide, flattened bill. [Family Eurylaimidae: numerous species.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • broadbill — /ˈbrɔdbɪl / (say brawdbil) noun 1. any of various birds with a broad bill, as the scaup, shoveler, and spoonbill. 2. any of various birds of the African family Eurylaimidae. 3. → swordfish …   Australian English dictionary

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