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Etymology 1[edit]

see usca.



  1. first-person singular present tense form of usca.
  2. first-person singular subjunctive form of usca.

Etymology 2[edit]

Uncertain. Possibly from the verb usca or alternatively from Latin sucus, contaminated with the former (see also suc, which may be a borrowed doublet). Another theory suggests an Ancient Greek root *οἴσυκος (*oísukos) < οἴσυπος (oísupos).


usuc n (plural usucuri)

  1. (rare, regional) sebum, an oily substance covering the wool sheared from a sheep, which is then washed off
  2. (rare, regional) the dirty water consisting of this washed out material
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