from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In architecture, the shaft of a column.
  • noun In botany, same as scape, 1.
  • noun In entomology, the scape of an antenna.
  • noun In ornithology, the scape of a feather; the whole stem or shaft, divided into the barrel or calamus and the rachis.
  • noun [capitalized] A genus of cœlenterates.
  • noun In sea-pens, the main stem, the lower part of which is sunk in the mud while the upper bears the zoöids.
  • noun In actinians, the main part of the body as differentiated from the upper, tentacle-bearing region or capitulum.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun See 1st scape.


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