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scapula either of the two flat, roughly triangular bones that form the back part of a human shoulder; shoulder blade.
scapular a loose, sleeveless outer garment, sometimes with a cowl, that is worn by monks. [5 definitions]
scar the mark that remains on living tissue when a wound or burn has healed, or on a stem when a leaf, flower, or fruit has dropped from a plant. [5 definitions]
scarab any of various large, hard-shelled beetles. [2 definitions]
scarabaeid of, pertaining to, or belonging to the group of beetles that includes scarabs. [2 definitions]
scarce in short supply; insufficient. [2 definitions]
scarcely just barely; by only a small margin. [2 definitions]
scarcity shortage; dearth. [2 definitions]
scare to frighten or startle (someone). [4 definitions]
scarecrow a large figure of a human being, usu. made from stuffed clothes and set up in a crop field to scare birds away. [2 definitions]
scared feeling fear; afraid.
scarf1 a usu. long and narrow woven or knitted garment worn around the neck, head, or shoulders. [2 definitions]
scarf2 the notched end of a piece of timber cut so it may be overlapped and joined with another piece. [4 definitions]
scarf3 (slang) to eat greedily (often fol. by up or down).
scarify to make shallow cuts in (the skin). [4 definitions]
scarlatina a contagious disease occurring mainly in children, marked by a high fever and a scarlet rash; mild form of scarlet fever.
scarless combined form of scar.
scarlet a bright orangy red color. [4 definitions]
scarlet fever an acute contagious disease esp. affecting children, caused by streptococci and characterized by sore throat, fever, and a reddish rash.
scarlet letter formerly, a red letter "A" worn as a badge of shame by a convicted adulterer, as among U.S. Puritans.
scarlet runner a climbing tropical American vine that bears scarlet flowers and long pods with edible red-and-black seeds.