Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Having the appendages free and not attached to the body wall.
  • v. To plough up.
  • v. To write or engrave.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To plow up; also, to engrave; to write.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To plow; hence, to mark as if by a plow; write; engrave.
  • In entomology, having longitudinal and parallel furrows which are distinctly defined, with perpendicular margins, and are separated by wide elevated spaces.

Etymologies

Latin exaratus, past participle of exarare to plough up, to write; ex out + arare to plough. (Wiktionary)

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