Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

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

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

  • noun obsolete A scale.
  • noun (Zoöl.) The scale, or exopodite, of an antenna of a crustacean.

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

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

Etymologies

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From Old French esquame, from Latin squāma.

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