scotia[skō′s̸hə, -shē ə]
scotia definition by Webster's New World
Origin: Classical Latin ; from Classical Greek skotia, literally , darkness (from the shadow within the cavity) ; from skotos, darkness: see shade
Origin: Late Latin
scotia definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Origin: Latin, from Greek skotiā, from feminine of skotios, dark, shadowy (from the shadow it casts), from skotos, darkness.