Origin of scaup
Examples from the Web for scaup
The Scaup Duck is very abundant in Holland during winter, covering the inland seas with immense flocks.
The Scaup is so called from its feeding on 'scaup', a northern word for a bed of shellfish.
In some old charts, particularly by the Dutch, whose name for a headland is kappe, it is also called skape and scaup.An Account of the Bell Rock Light-House|Robert Stevenson
The food of the Scaup Duck consists largely of molluscs, but crustaceans and marine plants are also eaten by this species.British Sea Birds|Charles Dixon
It is an expert diver, and a flock of hundreds of scaup may sometimes be seen to immerse themselves at the same moment.Poachers and Poaching|John Watson