scup
noun (plural scup; also scups) Etymology: short for scuppaug, modification of Narragansett mishcùppaûog Date: circa 1848 a porgy (Stenotomus chrysops) occurring along the Atlantic coast of the United States chiefly from North Carolina to Maine and used as a panfish

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  • Scup — Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum …   Wikipedia

  • scup — scup; scup·paug; scup·per·nong; scup·pit; scup·per; …   English syllables

  • Scup — Scup, n. [D. schop.] A swing. [Local, U.S.] [1913 Webster] …   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

  • scup — ☆ scup [skup ] n. pl. scup or scups [< earlier scuppaug < Narragansett mishcuppaûog, pl. of mishcùp] a brown and white porgy (Stenotomus chrysops) found along the N Atlantic coast of the U.S …   English World dictionary

  • scup — [[t]skʌp[/t]] n. pl. scups, (esp. collectively)scup. ich an edible porgy, Stenotomus chrysops, of N Atlantic coastal waters, having a compressed body and a high back • Etymology: 1840–50, amer.; short for earlier and dial. scuppaug <… …   From formal English to slang

  • scup — šiaurinis skapas statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Stenotomus chrysops angl. northern porgy; scup rus. скап; скап хризопс ryšiai: platesnis terminas – skapai …   Žuvų pavadinimų žodynas

  • scup — /skup/, n. a sparid food fish, Stenotomus chrysops, found along the Atlantic coast of the U.S., having a compressed body and high back. [1840 50, Amer.; short for earlier and dial. scuppaug, skippaug, skapaug < Narragansett (E sp.) mishcuppaûog,… …   Universalium

  • scup — noun A fish, Stenotomus chrysops, the porgy …   Wiktionary

  • SCUP — Serbian Children Unity Program (Governmental » United Nations) ** School Community Upcounty Partnership (Community) …   Abbreviations dictionary

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