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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

scupskʌp(n.)(pl.)scups; scup.

  1. an edible porgy, Stenotomuschrysops, of N Atlantic coastal waters, having a compressed body and a high back.

    Category: Ichthyology

Origin of scup:

1840–50, Amer.; short for earlier and dial. scuppaug < Narragansett (E sp.) mishcuppaûog

Princeton's WordNet

  1. scup(noun)

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

  2. porgy, scup(noun)

    lean flesh of fish found in warm waters of southern Atlantic coast of the United States

  3. scup, southern porgy, southern scup, Stenotomus aculeatus(noun)

    porgy of southern Atlantic coastal waters of North America

  4. scup, northern porgy, northern scup, Stenotomus chrysops(noun)

    found in Atlantic coastal waters of North America from South Carolina to Maine; esteemed as a panfish

Wiktionary

  1. scup(Noun)

    A fish, Stenotomus chrysops, the porgy.

  2. Origin: Shortened form of a Narragansett word.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Scup(noun)

    a swing

  2. Scup(noun)

    a marine sparoid food fish (Stenotomus chrysops, or S. 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

Freebase

  1. Scup

    The scup, Stenotomus chrysops, is a fish which occurs primarily in the Atlantic from Massachusetts to South Carolina. Along with many other fish of the family Sparidae, it is also commonly known as porgy. Scup grow as large as 18 in and weigh 3 to 4 lb, but they average ½–1 lb. In the Middle Atlantic Bight, scup spawn along the inner continental shelf. Their larvae end up in inshore waters, along the coast and in estuarine areas. At two to three years of age, they mature. Scup winter along the mid and outer continental shelf. When the temperature warms in the spring they migrate inshore. They are fished for by commercial and recreational fishermen. They are a fine fish to eat because of their light flavor and are sometimes called panfish. Popular methods of cooking include but are not limited to frying, broiling and baking.

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