(Scar"less) a. Free from scar. Drummond.
(Scar"let) n. [OE. scarlat, scarlet, OF. escarlate, F. écarlate (cf. Pr. escarlat, escarlata, Sp.
& Pg. escarlata, It. scarlatto, LL. scarlatum), from Per. sakirlat.] A deep bright red tinged with
orange or yellow, of many tints and shades; a vivid or bright red color.
2. Cloth of a scarlet color.
All her household are clothed with scarlet.Prov. xxxi. 21.
Scarlet admiral (Zoöl.), the red admiral. See under Red. Scarlet bean (Bot.), a kind of bean (Phaseolus
multiflorus) having scarlet flowers; scarlet runner. Scarlet fever (Med.), a contagious febrile
disease characterized by inflammation of the fauces and a scarlet rash, appearing usually on the second
day, and ending in desquamation about the sixth or seventh day. Scarlet fish (Zoöl.), the telescope
fish; so called from its red color. See under Telescope. Scarlet ibis (Zoöl.) See under Ibis.
Scarlet maple (Bot.), the red maple. See Maple. Scarlet mite (Zoöl.), any one of numerous
species of bright red carnivorous mites found among grass and moss, especially Thombidium holosericeum
and allied species. The young are parasitic upon spiders and insects. Scarlet oak (Bot.), a species
of oak (Quercus coccinea) of the United States; so called from the scarlet color of its leaves in autumn.
Scarlet runner (Bot.), the scarlet bean. Scarlet tanager. (Zoöl.) See under Tanager.
(Scar"let), a. Of the color called scarlet; as, a scarlet cloth or thread.
(Scar"let), v. t. To dye or tinge with scarlet. [R.]
The ashy paleness of my cheekFord.
Is scarleted in ruddy flakes of wrath.
(Scar"mage Scar"moge) , n. A slight contest; a skirmish. See Skirmish. [Obs.]
Such cruel game my scarmoges disarms.Spenser.
Scarn bee (Zoöl.), a dung beetle.
(Scarn) n. [Icel. skarn; akin to AS. scearn. Cf. Shearn.] Dung. [Obs. or Prov. Eng.] Ray.
(Sca"roid), a. [Scarus + - oid.] (Zoöl.) Of or pertaining to the Scaridæ, a family of marine fishes
including the parrot fishes.
(Scarp) n. [OF. escharpe. See 2d Scarf.] (Her.) A band in the same position as the bend
sinister, but only half as broad as the latter.
(Scarp), n. [Aphetic form of Escarp.]
1. (Fort.) The slope of the ditch nearest the parapet; the escarp.
2. A steep descent or declivity.
(Scarp), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Scarped ; p. pr. & vb. n. Scarping.] To cut down perpendicularly,
or nearly so; as, to scarp the face of a ditch or a rock.
From scarped cliff and quarried stone.Tennyson.
Sweep ruins from the scarped mountain.Emerson.