Scup, n. Zool. A marine sparoid food fish (Stenotomus chrysops, or Stenotomus 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.
Note: ☞ The same names are also applied to a closely allied Southern species (Stenotomus Gardeni).
Scup n. A swing. [Local, U.S.]
n 1: flesh of fish found in colder waters of northern Atlantic
coast of the United States
2: lean flesh of fish found in warm waters of southern Atlantic
coast of the United States [syn: porgy]
3: porgy of southern Atlantic coastal waters of North America
[syn: southern porgy, southern scup, Stenotomus
4: found in Atlantic coastal waters of North America from South
Carolina to Maine; esteemed as a panfish [syn: northern
porgy, northern scup, Stenotomus chrysops]