Definitions

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

  • adj. Of, relating to, resembling, or affected by scurvy.

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  • adj. Of, pertaining to, or suffering from scurvy.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to scurvy; of the nature of, or resembling, scurvy; diseased with scurvy.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to or of the nature of scurvy.
  • Affected, tainted, or diseased with scurvy; suffering from scurvy: as, scorbutic persons.
  • n. A person affected with scurvy.

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

  • adj. of or relating to or having or resembling scurvy

Etymologies

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

New Latin scorbūticus, from scorbūtus, scurvy, perhaps of Germanic origin.

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From early New Latin scorbuticus ("pertaining to scurvy"), from scorbutus ("scurvy"), from French scorbut, of Germanic origins.

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