Scar

Definition of Scar

n.1.A mark in the skin or flesh of an animal, made by a wound or ulcer, and remaining after the wound or ulcer is healed; a cicatrix; a mark left by a previous injury; a blemish; a disfigurement.
This earth had the beauty of youth, . . . and not a wrinkle, scar, or fracture on all its body.
- T. Burnet.
2.(Bot.) A mark left upon a stem or branch by the fall of a leaf, leaflet, or frond, or upon a seed by the separation of its support. See Illust. under Axillary.
v. t.1.To mark with a scar or scars.
[imp. & p. p. Scarred ; p. pr. & vb. n. Scarring.]
Yet I'll not shed her blood;
Nor scar that whiter skin of hers than snow.
- Shak.
His cheeks were deeply scarred.
- Macaulay.
v. i.1.To form a scar.
n.1.An isolated or protruding rock; a steep, rocky eminence; a bare place on the side of a mountain or steep bank of earth.
O sweet and far, from cliff and scar,
The horns of Elfland faintly blowing.
- Tennyson.
1.(Zool.) A marine food fish, the scarus, or parrot fish.

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