IT’S A WORD OF THE DAY QUIZ BONANZA!
This windfall of words will make you rich with knowledge. Mine your memory on the words from July 27 to August 2!
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What does "scattergood" mean?
a person who acts as though he or she knows everything and who dismisses the opinions, comments, or suggestions of others.
a person who spends possessions or money extravagantly or wastefully; spendthrift.
a well-intentioned but naive and often ineffectual social or political reformer.TAKE THE QUIZ TO FIND OUT
Origin of bud scale
First recorded in 1875–80
Words nearby bud scale
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020
Example sentences from the Web for bud scale
The scars on the stem are of three kinds, leaf, bud-scale, and flower-cluster scars.
The bud-scale scar is quite different from the other trees which we have examined.
The Lilac also shows a gradation from bud-scale to simple leaf.The Elements of Botany|Asa Gray
British Dictionary definitions for bud scale
one of the hard protective sometimes hairy or resinous specialized leaves surrounding the buds of certain plants, such as the rhododendron
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