écaille

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle French écaille, from Old French escaille (scale), from Frankish *skallija (scale, shell), from Proto-Germanic *skaljō (scale, shell, husk) ( > English shell), from Proto-Indo-European *(s)kel- (to cut, part, sunder, split, divide).

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Noun[edit]

écaille f (plural écailles)

  1. scale (of fish, reptile etc.)
  2. shell (of tortoise, oyster)
  3. (manufacturing material) tortoiseshell

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