Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A scale (of metal, or on the eyes etc.).
  • n. The scale, or exopodite, of an antenna of a crustacean.
  • n. A flake of dead skin tissue.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A scale.
  • n. The scale, or exopodite, of an antenna of a crustacean.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A thin layer; a scale.
  • n. In zoöl, a scale or squama.

Etymologies

From Old French esquame, from Latin squāma. (Wiktionary)

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