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NOUN (4)

1. flesh of fish found in colder waters of northern Atlantic coast of the United States;

2. lean flesh of fish found in warm waters of southern Atlantic coast of the United States;
[syn: porgy, scup]

3. porgy of southern Atlantic coastal waters of North America;
[syn: scup, southern porgy, southern scup, Stenotomus aculeatus]

4. found in Atlantic coastal waters of North America from South Carolina to Maine; esteemed as a panfish;
[syn: scup, northern porgy, northern scup, Stenotomus chrysops]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Scup \Scup\, n. [D. schop.] A swing. [Local, U.S.] [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Scup \Scup\, n. [Contr. fr. American Indian mishc[`u]p, fr. mishe-kuppi large, thick-scaled.] (Zool.) A marine sparoid food fish (Stenotomus chrysops, or Stenotomus argyrops), common on the Atlantic coast of the United States. It appears bright silvery when swimming in the daytime, but shows broad blackish transverse bands at night and when dead. Called also porgee, paugy, porgy, scuppaug. [1913 Webster] Note: The same names are also applied to a closely allied Southern species (Stenotomus Gardeni). [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

scup n 1: flesh of fish found in colder waters of northern Atlantic coast of the United States 2: lean flesh of fish found in warm waters of southern Atlantic coast of the United States [syn: porgy, scup] 3: porgy of southern Atlantic coastal waters of North America [syn: scup, southern porgy, southern scup, Stenotomus aculeatus] 4: found in Atlantic coastal waters of North America from South Carolina to Maine; esteemed as a panfish [syn: scup, northern porgy, northern scup, Stenotomus chrysops]