Definitions

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

  • n. The outermost layer of skin, especially that which forms the cuticle.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The outermost, cuticular layer of skin.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. See epidermis.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The epidermis, especially the thin, dry outermost layer, which continually scales off. Also scurf-skin.

Etymologies

scarf1 + skin.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
scarf +‎ skin (Wiktionary)

Examples

Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.

  • (n): the cuticle or epidermis.

    In Morse Code for those interested: ... -.-. .- .-. ..-. ... -.- .. -.

    January 15, 2009