American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Botany A leafless flower stalk growing directly from the ground, as in the tulip.
- n. Biology A stalklike part, such as a feather shaft or a segment of an insect's antenna.
- n. Architecture The shaft of a column.
- v. Archaic Variant of escape.
- n. A scene; a view. Often used in combination: seascape; mindscape.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To escape.
- n. An escape.
- n. Means of escape; evasion.
- n. Freak; aberration; deviation; escapade; misdemeanor; trick; cheat.
- n. In botany, a radical peduncle or stem bearing the fructification without leaves, as in the narcissus, primrose, hepatica, stemless violets, hyacinth, etc. See also cuts under jonquil and puttyroot. Also scapus.
- n. In entomology: The basal joint of an antenna, especially when it is long and slender, as in the geniculate antennæ of many hymenopters and coleopters, or the two proximal joints, as in dipters, generally small and different from the others. The stem-like basal portion of the halter or poiser of a dipter. When these two joints are quite separate, the basal one becomes the bulbus, leaving the name scape for the next one.
- n. In ornithology, the shaft or stem of a feather; a rachis; a scapus.
- n. In architecture, the apophyge or spring of a column; the part where a column springs from its base, usually molded into a concave sweep or cavetto.
- n. The cry of the snipe when flushed.
- n. The snipe itself.
- n. botany a leafless stalk growing directly out of a root
- n. the lowest part of an insect's antenna
- n. architecture the shaft of a column
- v. archaic to escape
- n. archaic escape.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Bot.) A peduncle rising from the ground or from a subterranean stem, as in the stemless violets, the bloodroot, and the like.
- n. (Zoöl.) The long basal joint of the antennæ of an insect.
- n. The shaft of a column.
- n. The apophyge of a shaft.
- v. Obs. or Poetic. To escape.
- n. obsolete An escape.
- n. obsolete Means of escape; evasion.
- n. obsolete A freak; a slip; a fault; an escapade.
- n. obsolete Loose act of vice or lewdness.
- n. erect leafless flower stalk growing directly from the ground as in a tulip
- n. (architecture) upright consisting of the vertical part of a column
- Formed by aphesis from escape. (Wiktionary)
- Latin scāpus, stalk, perhaps from Greek skāpos.From landscape. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Karl was not without _his_ hair-breadth "'scape" -- having been chased by”
“Teach them to cut the entire flowering stem (called a scape) to the base, to bring cuttings indoors when they are just beginning to open and to place them in water immediately.”
“Hardneck garlic developes an impressive flowering stalk, called a scape, which can grow from 24 to 48 inches in height.”
“[Illustration: Hepatica] "And a scape was a 'grace' or a 'goat' according to its activities," concluded Tom.”
“A scape is a stem that grows up right from the or root-stock and carries only a flower -- not any leaves," defined Helen.”
“If I wait for garlic scape, which is usually pretty cheap, I can make any ramp recipe.”
“And then the high priest would take the remainder of the blood and pour it on the backside of a goat and thrust the goat out of the community and the goat was called the scape goat which was sin laden.”
“This Pole track was on the NWW list / WM Berger / blog download at WFMU wasn't it? there is an artist called pole on the german label scape”
“The scape is the flowering stalk found on members of the Allium family (onions, leeks, chives and garlic).”
“The goat called scape, which comes out after every Scotland defeat will comedown hard on Caldwell, McManus, Brown, Hartley and Robson.”
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