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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Scoter  \Sco"ter\,  n.  [Cf.  Prov.  E.  scote  to  plow  up.]  (Zo["o]l.) 
  Any  one  of  several  species  of  northern  sea  ducks  of  the  genus 
  {Oidemia}. 
 
  Note:  The  European  scoters  are  {Oidemia  nigra},  called  also 
  {black  duck},  {black  diver},  {surf  duck};  and  the 
  velvet,  or  double,  scoter  ({O.  fusca}).  The  common 
  American  species  are  the  velvet,  or  white-winged, 
  scoter  ({O.  Deglandi}),  called  also  {velvet  duck}, 
  {white-wing},  {bull  coot},  {white-winged  coot};  the 
  black  scoter  ({O.  Americana}),  called  also  {black 
  coot},  {butterbill},  {coppernose};  and  the  surf  scoter, 
  or  surf  duck  ({O.  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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Horsehead  \Horse"head`\,  n.  (Zo["o]l.) 
  The  silver  moonfish  ({Selene  vomer}). 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  horsehead 
  n  :  any  of  several  silvery  marine  fishes  with  very  flat  bodies 
  [syn:  {moonfish},  {Atlantic  moonfish},  {horsefish},  {dollarfish}, 
  {Selene  setapinnis}] 




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