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Meaning of SCAPE

Pronunciation:  skeyp

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  erect leafless flower stalk growing directly from the ground as in a tulip

SCAPE is a 5 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: flower stalk
 See Also: peduncle, stalk, stem



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Scape\, n. [L. scapus shaft, stem, stalk; cf. Gr. ? a
    staff: cf. F. scape. Cf. {Scepter}.]
    1. (Bot.) A peduncle rising from the ground or from a
       subterranean stem, as in the stemless violets, the
       bloodroot, and the like.
    2. (Zo["o]l.) The long basal joint of the antenn[ae] of an
    3. (Arch.)
       (a) The shaft of a column.
       (b) The apophyge of a shaft.
  2. \Scape\, v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p. {Scaped}; p. pr. & vb.
    n. {Scaping}.] [Aphetic form of escape.]
    To escape. [Obs. or Poetic.] --Milton.
          Out of this prison help that we may scape. --Chaucer.
  3. \Scape\, n.
    1. An escape. [Obs.]
             I spake of most disastrous chances, . . . Of
             hairbreadth scapes in the imminent, deadly breach.
    2. Means of escape; evasion. [Obs.] --Donne.
    3. A freak; a slip; a fault; an escapade. [Obs.]
             Not pardoning so much as the scapes of error and
             ignorance.                            --Milton.
    4. Loose act of vice or lewdness. [Obs.] --Shak.
Biology Dictionary
 Definition: The stem-like, flowering stalk of a plant with leaves clustered around the base of its stem.