Scurf

Definition of Scurf

n.1.Thin dry scales or scabs upon the body; especially, thin scales exfoliated from the cuticle, particularly of the scalp; dandruff.
2.Hence, the foul remains of anything adherent.
The scurf is worn away of each committed crime.
- Dryden.
3.Anything like flakes or scales adhering to a surface.
There stood a hill not far, whose grisly top
Belched fire and rolling smoke; the rest entire
Shone with a glossy scurf.
- Milton.
4.(Bot.) Minute membranous scales on the surface of some leaves, as in the goosefoot.

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