Furfur definition

fûrfər
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An epidermal scale, as that associated with dandruff.
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Dandruff; scurf.
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Scaly bits; esp., dandruff scales.
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An epidermal scale, as that associated with dandruff.
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(archaic, countable) A particle of dandruff.
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(archaic, uncountable) Dandruff.
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Origin of furfur

  • Latin bran, scales

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin furfur (“bran”), reduplication of *fur, from *gʰur-, metathesis of Proto-Indo-European *gʰrus- (compare Lithuanian grū́sti (“to grind (barley)”), Ancient Greek χρως (chrōs, “skin, husk”)).

    From Wiktionary