Definition of Scurfy

1. Adjective. Having or producing or covered with scurf.

Partainyms: Scurf
Derivative terms: Scurf



2. Adjective. Rough to the touch; covered with scales or scurf.
Exact synonyms: Lepidote, Leprose, Scabrous, Scaly
Category relationships: Biological Science, Biology
Similar to: Rough, Unsmooth
Derivative terms: Scale, Scaliness

Definition of Scurfy

1. a. Having or producing scurf; covered with scurf; resembling scurf.

Definition of Scurfy

1. Adjective. covered with scurf ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Scurfy

1. covered with scurf [adj SCURFIER, SCURFIEST]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Scurfy

scuppered
scuppering
scuppernong
scuppernongs
scuppers
scuppie
scuppies
scups
scur
scurfier
scurfiest
scurfily
scurfiness
scurfs
scurfy (current term)
scurred
scurried
scurrier
scurriers
scurries
scurril
scurrile
scurrilities
scurrility
scurrilous
scurrilously
scurrilousness
scurring
scurrit

Literary usage of Scurfy

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Retrospect of Medicine by William Braithwaite (1874)
"OX SUSPECTED RINGWORM (scurfy HEAD.) By Dr. TILBURY Fox, Physician to the Department for Skin Diseases in University College Hospital. ..."

2. The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture: A Discussion for the Amateur, and by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1917)
"... the teeth and the apex angular, coarse and acute, the basal sinus shallow, broad and edentate; petiole slender and (like the young growth) fine-scurfy, ..."

3. Botany by Geological Survey of California, William Henry Brewer, Sereno Watson, Asa Gray (1880)
"... Parry, with small crowded rounded leaves and scurfy fruit, is to the mountains of S. Utah. ORDER LXXXIV. ..."

4. A Dictionary for Primary Schools by Noah Webster (1833)
"... a. scurfy, low, mean. Seur'-vy-grass, n. a plant. Seut'-tlc, n. a shallow basket, a hatchway, an opening in the roof of a house. Beut'-tle, v. ..."

5. Cyclopedia of American Horticulture: Comprising Suggestions for Cultivation by Liberty Hyde Bailey, Wilhelm Miller (1900)
"Ivs. several ft. long ; räch is very broad and thick, glabrous or slightly scurfy ; segments numerous, the longer ones 1% ft. long, '-. ..."

6. Manual of Fruit Insects by Mark Vernon Slingerland, Cyrus Richard Crosby (1914)
"In the South, where two broods develop annually, the young can be killed with one of these sprays in August or September. THE scurfy SCALE ..."

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