from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Covered with small, scurfy scales.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Having a coat of scurfy scales.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having a coat of scurfy scales, as the leaves of the oleaster.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In botany, covered with scurfy scales of scaly spots; leprous.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. rough to the touch; covered with scales or scurf


Greek lepidōtos, scaly, from lepis, lepid-, scale.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Ancient Greek λεπιδωτός (lepidōtos, "covered with scales"). (Wiktionary)


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