Definition of skua noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈskjuːə//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈskjuːə//
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a large brownish bird that lives near the sea. It eats fish, which it sometimes takes from other birds. See related entries: Birds Word Origin late 17th cent.: modern Latin, from Faroese skúvur, from Old Norse skufr (apparently imitative). Faroese is the language of the Faroe Islands.
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