Scurf meaning

skûrf
Scaly dry skin that has been exfoliated, such as dandruff.
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A loose scaly crust coating a surface, especially of a plant.
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Any of several fungal diseases of plants characterized by scaly lesions especially on underground parts, such as the tubers of potatoes.
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Little, dry scales shed by the skin, as dandruff.
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Any scaly coating, as on some plants, sometimes indicating a diseased condition.
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Scaly dry skin that has been exfoliated, such as dandruff.
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A loose scaly crust coating a surface, especially of a plant.
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Any of several fungal diseases of plants characterized by scaly lesions especially on underground parts, such as the tubers of potatoes.
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The flakes of skin that fall off as a result of a skin disease.
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Any crust-like formations on the skin, or in general.
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(figuratively) The foul remains of anything adherent.
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(botany) Minute membranous scales on the surface of some leaves, as in the goosefoot.

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Origin of scurf

  • Middle English probably of Scandinavian origin sker-1 in Indo-European roots

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