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.
contemptible; despicable; mean:
a scurvy trick.
a disease caused by a lack of vitamin C, characterized by anaemia, spongy gums, bleeding beneath the skin, and (in infants) malformation of bones and teeth related adjective scorbutic
adjective -vier, -viest
mean or despicable: a scurvy knave
scurvy scur·vy (skûr’vē)
A disease caused by deficiency of vitamin C and characterized by spongy bleeding gums, bleeding under the skin, and weakness.
A disease caused by vitamin C deficiency, characterized by bleeding of the gums, rupture of capillaries under the skin, loose teeth, and generalized weakness.
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 […]
noun 1. (in the feudal system) a payment exacted by a lord in lieu of military service due to him by the holder of a fee. noun 1. (in feudal society) a payment sometimes exacted by a lord from his vassal in lieu of military service