scourings

[skouuh r-ingz, skou-er-]

noun (used with a plural verb)

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

Nearby words

  1. scour,
  2. scourer,
  3. scourge,
  4. scouring pad,
  5. scouring rush,
  6. scouse,
  7. scout,
  8. scout car,
  9. scout leader,
  10. scoutcraft

Origin of scourings

First recorded in 1580–90; see origin at scour1, -ing1, -s3

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British Dictionary definitions for scourings

scourings

pl n

the residue left after cleaning grain
residue that remains after scouring
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