Scotch

Definition of Scotch

a.1.Of or pertaining to Scotland, its language, or its inhabitants; Scottish.
Scotch broom
(Bot.) the Cytisus scoparius. See Broom.
Scotch dipper
(Zool.) the bufflehead; - called also Scotch teal, and Scotchman.
Scotch fiddle
the itch.
Scotch mist
a coarse, dense mist, like fine rain.
- Sir W. Scott.
Scotch nightingale
(Zool.) the sedge warbler.
Scotch pebble
See under pebble.
Scotch pine
(Bot.) See Riga fir.
Scotch thistle
(Bot.) a species of thistle (Onopordon acanthium); - so called from its being the national emblem of the Scotch.
n.1.The dialect or dialects of English spoken by the people of Scotland.
2.Collectively, the people of Scotland.
v. t.1.To shoulder up; to prop or block with a wedge, chock, etc., as a wheel, to prevent its rolling or slipping.
[imp. & p. p. Scotched ; p. pr. & vb. n. Scotching.]
n.1.A chock, wedge, prop, or other support, to prevent slipping; as, a scotch for a wheel or a log on inclined ground.
v. t.1.To cut superficially; to wound; to score.
We have scotched the snake, not killed it.
- Shak.
Scotched collops
(Cookery) a dish made of pieces of beef or veal cut thin, or minced, beaten flat, and stewed with onion and other condiments; - called also Scotch collops.
n.1.A slight cut or incision; a score.

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