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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Scoter \Sco"ter\, n. [Cf. Prov. E. scote to plow up.] (Zool.) Any one of several species of northern sea ducks of the genus Oidemia. [1913 Webster] Note: The European scoters are Oidemia nigra, called also black duck, black diver, surf duck; and the velvet, or double, scoter (Oidemia fusca). The common American species are the velvet, or white-winged, scoter (Oidemia Deglandi), called also velvet duck, white-wing, bull coot, white-winged coot; the black scoter (Oidemia Americana), called also black coot, butterbill, coppernose; and the surf scoter, or surf duck (Oidemia perspicillata), called also baldpate, skunkhead, horsehead, patchhead, pishaug, and spectacled coot. These birds are collectively called also coots. The females and young are called gray coots, and brown coots. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Spectacled \Spec"ta*cled\, a. 1. Furnished with spectacles; wearing spectacles. [1913 Webster] As spectacled she sits in chimney nook. --Keats. [1913 Webster] 2. (Zool.) Having the eyes surrounded by color markings, or patches of naked skin, resembling spectacles. [1913 Webster] Spectacled bear (Zool.), a South American bear (Tremarclos ornatus) which inhabits the high mountains of Chili and Peru. It has a light-colored ring around each eye. Spectacled coot, or Spectacled duck (Zool.), the surf scoter, or surf duck. [Local, U.S.] Spectacled eider (Zool.) See Eider. Spectacled goose (Zool.), the gannet. Spectacled snake (Zool.), the cobra de capello. [1913 Webster]