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n. - (architecture) upright consisting of the vertical part of a column; Erect leafless flower stalk growing directly from the ground as in a tulip.

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  • The scape is the flowering stalk found on members of the Allium family (onions, leeks, chives and garlic).
  • Hardneck garlic developes an impressive flowering stalk, called a scape, which can grow from 24 to 48 inches in height.
  • The goat called scape, which comes out after every Scotland defeat will comedown hard on Caldwell, McManus, Brown, Hartley and Robson.
  • Teach them to cut the entire flowering stem (called a scape) to the base, to bring cuttings indoors when they are just beginning to open and to place them in water... for more
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