(Scis"sors*bill`) n. (Zoöl.) See Skimmer.
(Scis"sors*tail`) n. (Zoöl.) A tyrant flycatcher (Milvulus forficatus) of the Southern United
States and Mexico, which has a deeply forked tail. It is light gray above, white beneath, salmon on the
flanks, and fiery red at the base of the crown feathers.
(Scis"sors-tailed`) a. (Zoöl.) Having the outer feathers much the longest, the others
decreasing regularly to the median ones.
(Scis"sure) n. [L. scissura, from scindere, scissum, to cut, split.] A longitudinal opening in
a body, made by cutting; a cleft; a fissure. Hammond.
(Scit`a*min"e*ous) a. [NL. scitamineosus, fr. Scitamineae, fr. L. scitamentum a delicacy,
dainty.] (Bot.) Of or pertaining to a natural order of plants mostly tropical herbs, including the ginger,
Indian shot, banana, and the plants producing turmeric and arrowroot.
(Sci"u*rine) a. [Cf. F. sciurien. See Sciurus.] (Zoöl.) Of or pertaining to the Squirrel family.
n. A rodent of the Squirrel family.
(Sci"u*roid) a. [Sciurus + -oid.] (Bot.) Resembling the tail of a squirrel; generally said of
branches which are close and dense, or of spikes of grass like barley.
(||Sci`u*ro*mor"pha) n. pl. [NL., fr. L. sciurus squirrel + Gr. morfh` form.] (Zoöl.) A
tribe of rodents containing the squirrels and allied animals, such as the gophers, woodchucks, beavers,
(||Sci*u"rus) n. [L., a squirrel, Gr. . See Squirrel.] (Zoöl.) A genus of rodents comprising the
(Sclaun"dre) n. Slander. [Obs.] Chaucer.
(Sclav Sclave), n. Same as Slav.
(Sclav"ic) a. Same as Slavic.
(Sclav"ism) n. Same as Slavism.
(Scla*vo"nian) a. & n. Same as Slavonian.
(Scla*von"ic) a. Same as Slavonic.
(Sclen"der) a. Slender. [Obs.] Chaucer.
(Scler"a*go`gy) n. [Gr. hard + a leading or training.] Severe discipline. [Obs.] Bp. Hacket.
(||Scle*re"ma) n. [NL., fr. Gr. sklhro`s hard.] (Med.) Induration of the cellular tissue.