from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. See scaup.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. the scaup (of genus Aythya)
- n. Spermophaga, estrildid finches found in tropical Africa.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A duck of the genus Fuligula. Two American species (Fuligula marila and Fuligula affinis) are common. See scaup duck.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A scaup duck; the blackhead (which see).
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. diving ducks of North America having a bluish-grey bill
Next shot I shoot a bluebill about 30 yards out over lake Erie.
In the Hand The broad, blue bill is characteristic, and it's the reason both greater and lesser scaup are nicknamed "bluebill."
"Down south, I get a bluebill for every one I kill."
Mukoki examined a fat bluebill, roasted to a rich brown, and gave it to Rod.
"Ah, if this isn't fit for a king!" cried Rod, poising his savory bluebill on the end of a fork.
Her blue eyes swept all in rapid review -- the guns leaning against the tree; the bunch of dead bluebill ducks hanging beyond; the improvised table and bench outside; the enormous mottled rattlesnake skin tacked lengthways on a live-oak.
However the impasse is resolved, the fracas that has followed the USFWS bluebill-limit reduction has underscored anew how much Minnesota waterfowlers love this bird.
"I've had some unbelievable bluebill shoots in western Minnesota.