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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A thin flake of dead epidermis shed from the surface of the skin; (botany) a covering that resembles scales or bran that covers some plant parts.

Usage examples (37)
  • In addition to keeping the hair perfectly clean, this brushing prevents the possibility of any scurf or dandruff – and scurf is death to the hair.
  • In the iris of the eye the atrophied condition of the skin is indicated by a heavy, dark rim, the so-called scurf rim.
  • A woolly kind of scurf, scraped off the leaf stalks, is used for calking boats, and the stem furnishes a small quantity of wood.
  • The luce scraped off your face is an example of scurf. for more
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