scoter

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sco·ter

 (skō′tər)
n.
Any of several dark-colored diving ducks of the genus Melanitta of the Northern Hemisphere. Also called coot.

[Origin unknown.]

scoter

(ˈskəʊtə)
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]

sco•ter

(ˈskoʊ tər)

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]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.scoter - large black diving duck of northern parts of the northern hemispherescoter - large black diving duck of northern parts of the northern hemisphere
sea duck - any of various large diving ducks found along the seacoast: eider; scoter; merganser
common scoter, Melanitta nigra - a variety of scoter
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