- a leafless stalk in plants that arises from a rosette of leaves and bears one or more flowers
- zoology a stalklike part, such as the first segment of an insect's antenna
- an archaic word for escape
Word Origin and History for 'scape
"scenery view," 1773, abstracted from landscape (n.); as a comb. element, first attested use is 1796, in prisonscape.
late 13c., shortened form of escape; frequent in prose till late 17c. Related: Scaped (sometimes 15c.-16c. with strong past tense scope); scaping. As a noun from c.1300.