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scape

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[ skeyp ]
/ skeɪp /
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noun

Botany. a leafless peduncle rising from the ground.
Zoology. a stemlike part, as the shaft of a feather.
Architecture. the shaft of a column.
Entomology. the stemlike basal segment of the antenna of certain insects.

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Origin of scape

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1595–1605; <Latin scāpus stalk <Doric Greek skâpos, akin to Attic skêptron staff, scepter

Definition for scape (2 of 3)

scape2

or 'scape

[ skeyp ]
/ skeɪp /

noun, verb (used with or without object), scaped, scap·ing.Archaic.

an archaic variant of escape.

Definition for scape (3 of 3)

-scape

a combining form extracted from landscape, denoting “an extensive view, scenery,” or “a picture or representation” of such a view, as specified by the initial element: cityscape; moonscape; seascape.
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British Dictionary definitions for scape (1 of 3)

scape1
/ (skeɪp) /

noun

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

Derived forms of scape

scapose, adjective

Word Origin for scape

C17: from Latin scāpus stem, from (Doric) Greek skapos; see shaft

British Dictionary definitions for scape (2 of 3)

scape2

'scape

/ (skeɪp) /

verb, noun

an archaic word for escape

British Dictionary definitions for scape (3 of 3)

-scape

suffix forming nouns

indicating a scene or view of something, esp a pictorial representationseascape

Word Origin for -scape

abstracted from landscape
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