Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • intransitive verb To shed, peel, or come off in scales. Used of skin.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To scale off; peel off; exfoliate; be shed, cast, or molted in the form of scales or flakes.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • intransitive verb (Med.) To peel off in the form of scales; to scale off, as the skin in certain diseases.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb To shed or peel

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

  • verb peel off in scales

Etymologies

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

[Latin dēsquāmāre, dēsquāmāt- : dē-, de- + squāma, scale.]

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