Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Made of or covered with scaly particles, such as dandruff.
  • adj. Relating to or resembling bran.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Made of bran.
  • adj. Resembling bran; having or characterised by small flakes that resemble bran; resembling dandruff.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Made of bran; like bran; scurfy.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Made of or resembling bran.
  • Scaly; scurfy.
  • In botany, coated with bran-like particles; scurfy.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

Late Latin furfurāceus, branlike, scaly : Latin furfur, bran + Latin -āceus, -aceous.

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From Latin furfur ("bran") + English -aceous.

Examples

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  • 'His soul scaly ... furfuraceous scalp ...'

    - Gass, Omensetter's Luck

    March 24, 2013

  • Terrifying.

    July 4, 2009