skua

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See also: Skua and skúa

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From Faroese skúgvur (Great Skua), from Old Norse skúfr.

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  • IPA(key): /ˈskjuːə/
  • Homophone: skewer (in non-rhotic accents)

Noun[edit]

skua (plural skuas)

  1. Any of various predatory seabirds of the family Stercorariidae that often chase other seabirds to steal their catches.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Faroese skúgvur (Great Skua).

Noun[edit]

skua m (plural skuas)

  1. great skua

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