a tender shrub, Salvia splendens, of Brazil, having ovate leaves and bell-shaped scarlet flowers.
noun 1. a sexually promiscuous woman, especially a prostitute or a woman who commits adultery. 2. a symbol of pagan Rome or, opprobriously, of the church of Rome. Rev. 17:1–6. scarlet woman noun 1. (New Testament) a sinful woman described in Revelation 17, interpreted as a figure either of pagan Rome or of the Roman […]
noun 1. a line of cliffs formed by the faulting or fracturing of the earth’s crust; an escarpment. 2. Fortification. an escarp. verb (used with object) 3. to form or cut into a steep slope. noun 1. a steep slope, esp one formed by erosion or faulting; escarpment See also cuesta 2. (fortifications) the side […]
Scarpa Scar·pa (skär’pə), Antonio. 1752-1832. Italian anatomist and surgeon known for his studies of the ear and nerves and for his description of atherosclerosis.
verb (used without object), British. 1. to flee or depart suddenly, especially without having paid one’s bills. verb (intransitive) 1. to depart in haste noun 2. a hasty departure