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scoter Syllabification: sco·ter
Pronunciation: /ˈskōdər/

Definition of scoter in English:

noun (plural same or scoters)

A northern diving duck that winters off the coast, the male of which has mainly black plumage.
  • Genus Melanitta, family Anatidae: three species
Example sentences
  • Sea ducks like scoters and eiders are also divers.
  • Below we report the geographic distribution of long-tailed ducks, eiders, scoters, glaucous gulls, and Pacific loons with respect to month and ice cover.
  • The Red-Breasted Merganser is also a bold world traveler, plying icy waters where usually only scoters and eiders dare to tread.


Late 17th century: of unknown origin.

Words that rhyme with scoter

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