A Black Scoter Swimming
Melanitta americana or Œdemia nigra A large sea-duck of the genus CEdemia, belonging to the subfamily Fuligulinaea, having in the male the plumage black and a red gibbosity of the bill, as Œdemia nigra of Europe.
In this illustration, the duck is swimming in a large body of water. There is a lighthouse in the background.
KeywordsBlack, water, bird, water bird, ducks, duck, swim, scoter, float, black scoter, scoot, Œdemia nigra, &Oedemia; nigra
William Dwight Whitney, PhD, LLD The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language (New York, NY: The Century Co., 1895) 5412