Scar (?), n. [OF. escare, F. eschare an eschar, a dry slough (cf. It. & Sp. escara), L. eschara, fr. Gr. hearth, fireplace, scab, eschar. Cf. Eschar.]


A mark in the skin or flesh of an animal, made by a wound or ulcer, and remaining after the wound or ulcer is healed; a cicatrix; a mark left by a previous injury; a blemish; a disfigurement.

This earth had the beauty of youth, . . . and not a wrinkle, scar, or fracture on all its body. T. Burnet.

2. Bot.

A mark left upon a stem or branch by the fall of a leaf, leaflet, or frond, or upon a seed by the separation of its support. See Illust. under Axillary.


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Scar, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Scarred (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Scarring.]

To mark with a scar or scars.

Yet I'll not shed her blood; Nor scar that whiter skin of hers than snow. Shak.

His cheeks were deeply scarred. Macaulay.


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Scar, v. i.

To form a scar.


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Scar, n. [Scot. scar, scaur, Icel. sker a skerry, an isolated rock in the sea; akin to Dan. skiaer, Sw. skar. Cf. Skerry.]

An isolated or protruding rock; a steep, rocky eminence; a bare place on the side of a mountain or steep bank of earth.

[Written also scaur.]

O sweet and far, from cliff and scar, The horns of Elfland faintly blowing. Tennyson.


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Scar, n. [L. scarus, a kind of fish, Gr. ska`ros.] Zool.

A marine food fish, the scarus, or parrot fish.


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