n. pl. scups, (esp. collectively)scup.
ich an edible porgy, Stenotomus chrysops, of N Atlantic coastal waters, having a compressed body and a high back
Etymology: 1840–50, amer.; short for earlier and dial. scuppaug < Narragansett (E sp.) mishcuppaûog

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