scoter(redirected from Oidemia)
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Any of several dark-colored diving ducks of the genus Melanitta of the Northern Hemisphere. Also called coot.
n, pl -ters or -ter
(Animals) any sea duck of the genus Melanitta, such as M. nigra (common scoter), of northern regions. The male plumage is black with white patches around the head and eyes
[C17: origin unknown]
n., pl. -ters, (esp. collectively) -ter.
any of the large diving ducks of the genus Melanitta, inhabiting N parts of the Northern Hemisphere.
[1665–75; orig. uncertain]