a curve shaped like an S .
noun 1. Pathology. a disease marked by swollen and bleeding gums, livid spots on the skin, prostration, etc., due to a diet lacking in vitamin C. adjective, scurvier, scurviest. 2. contemptible; despicable; mean: a scurvy trick. noun 1. a disease caused by a lack of vitamin C, characterized by anaemia, spongy gums, bleeding beneath the […]
noun 1. a plant, Cochlearia officinalis, of the mustard family, purported to be a remedy for scurvy. scurvy grass noun 1. any of various plants of the genus Cochlearia, esp C. officinalis, of Europe and North America, formerly used to treat scurvy: family Brassicaceae (crucifers)
noun 1. a short tail, especially that of a hare, rabbit, or deer. noun, Slang. 1. a worthless, contemptible person. noun 1. the short tail of animals such as the deer and rabbit scut
noun 1. plural of scutum. noun, plural scuta [skyoo-tuh] /ˈskyu tə/ (Show IPA), for 1, 2. 1. Zoology. scute (def 1). 2. a large, oblong shield used by the heavy legionaries of ancient Rome. 3. genitive Scuti [skoo-tahy] /ˈsku taɪ/ (Show IPA). (initial capital letter) Astronomy. the Shield, a southern constellation north of Sagittarius and […]