scourings

[ skouuhr-ingz, skou-er- ]
/ ˈskaʊər ɪŋz, ˈskaʊ ər- /

noun (used with a plural verb)

dirt or refuse removed by scouring.
refuse removed from grain.

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Origin of scourings

First recorded in 1580–90; see origin at scour1, -ing1, -s3
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British Dictionary definitions for scourings

scourings
/ (ˈskaʊərɪŋz) /

pl n

the residue left after cleaning grain
residue that remains after scouring
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