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surf scoter

noun, Ornithology.
a large, North American scoter, Melanitta perspicillata, the adult male of which is black with two white patches on the head.
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1825-35 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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surf scoter

a North American scoter, Melanitta perspicillata, having white patches on the head
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