scurf

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /skɜː(ɹ)f/
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  • Rhymes: -ɜː(ɹ)f

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English [Term?], from Old English sceorf, from Proto-Germanic *skurf- (to gnaw), from Proto-Indo-European *(s)ker- (to cut). Cognate with German Schorf, Danish skurv, Swedish skorv.

Noun[edit]

scurf (countable and uncountable, plural scurfs)

  1. A skin disease.
  2. The flakes of skin that fall off as a result of a skin disease.
    Synonym: dandruff
  3. Any crust-like formations on the skin, or in general.
  4. (figuratively) The foul remains of anything adherent.
    Synonym: scum
  5. (botany) Minute membranous scales on the surface of some leaves, as in the goosefoot.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Gray to this entry?)

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Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

scurf (plural scurfs)

  1. A grey bull trout (Salvelinus confluentus).

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