scups

scup

[skuhp]
noun
a sparid food fish, Stenotomus chrysops, found along the Atlantic coast of the U.S., having a compressed body and high back.

Origin:
1840–50, Americanism; short for earlier and dial. scuppaug, skippaug, skapaug < Narragansett (E spelling) mishcuppaûog, plural (singular mishcùp)

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scup (skʌp)
 
n
Also called: northern porgy a common sparid fish, Stenotomus chrysops, of American coastal regions of the Atlantic
 
[C19: from Narraganset mishcup, from mishe big + kuppe close together; from the form of the scales]

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