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.] 1. 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.
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
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.
His cheeks were deeply scarred.
Scar, v. i. To form a
Scar, n. [Scot. scar,
scaur, Icel. sker a skerry, an isolated rock in the sea;
akin to Dan. skiær, Sw. skär. 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.
Scar, n. [L. scarus, a kind of
fish, Gr. ska`ros.] (Zoöl.) A marine food
fish, the scarus, or parrot fish.