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scape (stalk)

Definition:

an erect leafless flower stalk growing directly from the ground as in a tulip

Class:

plant noun (plants and fungi)

Plural:

scapes

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Example:

peduncle

Synonyms:

flower stalk

Etymology:

[noun] "scenery view", 1773, abstracted from "landscape"; as a new combining...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

All senses of scape...

Definition references  (+images)

Merriam-Webster:

escape [entry 1, verb] | escaped [past tense] | escaping [present participle] | overslip [obsolete] | avoid [verb, escape] | dodge [verb, escape] | duck [verb, escape] | eschew [verb, escape] | finesse [verb, escape] | ...

to get away (as by flight) ; to issue from confinement ; [plants] to run wild from cultivation | to avoid a threatening evil | to get free of; break ... (28 of 473 words, 6 definitions, 15 usage examples, pronunciation)

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scape [entry 2, noun]

a peduncle arising at or beneath the surface of the ground in an acaulescent plant (as the tulip); broadly; a flower stalk | the shaft of an animal ... (27 of 54 words, 2 definitions)

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scape [entry 3, noun]

a view or picture of a scene [used in combination] (10 of 24 words, 1 usage example)

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Collins Dictionary:

scape | 'scape | -scape | escape [archaic, sense-specific] | scapose [adjective, derived]

a leafless stalk in plants that arises from a rosette of leaves and bears one or more flowers | [zoology] a stalklike part, such as the first segment ... (27 of 320 words, 4 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciations)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/scape

Wikipedia:

Scape [disambiguation]

may refer to: The first (basal) segment of an insect antenna | A finger-like appendage of the epigyne of a female spider | Scape (botany), a flowering stem | Garlic scapes, the edible, immature flowering stems of the garlic plant | Planescape, a... (39 of 161 words, 11 definitions)

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Random House Dictionary:

scape | scaped [past tense] | scaping [present participle] | -scape

[botany] a leafless peduncle rising from the ground. | [zoology] a stemlike part, as the shaft of a feather. | [architecture] the shaft of a column. | ... (24 of 80 words, 6 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

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Wiktionary:

scape | scapes [plural] | scaped [past tense] | scaping [present participle] | escape [synonym, sense-specific] | evasion [synonym, sense-specific]

[botany] a leafless stalk growing directly out of a root | the lowest part of an insect's antenna | [architecture] the shaft of a column | [archaic] to escape | [archaic] escape | [obsolete] A means of escape; evasion. | [obsolete] A freak; a slip; a ... (40 of 77 words, 8 definitions, 4 usage examples)

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American Heritage Dictionary:

scape

[botany] A leafless flower stalk growing directly from the ground, as in the tulip. | [biology] A stalklike part, such as a feather shaft or a segment ... (26 of 72 words, 5 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

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Oxford Dictionary:

scape

Syllabification: (scape) | [botany] : a long, leafless flower stalk coming directly from a root. | [entomology] : the basal segment of an insect's ... (22 of 65 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/american english​/scape

scape [entomology]

the basal segment of an insect's antenna, especially when it's enlarged and lengthened (as in a weevil) (17 of 49 words, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/scape

New World Dictionary:

scape | scaped [past tense] | scaping [present participle] | 'scape [sense-specific]

a leafless flower stalk growing from the crown of the root, as that of the narcissus or dandelion | something like a stalk, as the shaft of a feather ... (28 of 62 words, 4 definitions, pronunciation)

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Britannica Encyclopedia:

stem [plant]

in botany, the plant axis that bears buds and shoots with leaves and, at its basal end, roots. The stem is the stalk of a plant or the main trunk of a ... (32 of 945 words, 4 images)

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Columbia Encyclopedia:

stem

supporting structure of a plant, serving also to conduct and to store food materials. The stems of herbaceous and of woody plants differ: those of ... (25 of 336 words)

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Macmillan British Dictionary:

stalk [verb] | stalked [past tense] | stalking [present participle] | stalks [3rd-person singular present]

[intransitive] to walk in a way that shows you feel angry or offended | [transitive] to hunt a person or animal by following them without being seen | ... (26 of 158 words, 4 definitions, 7 usage examples, pronunciation)

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stalk [countable] | stalks [plural]

a long thin part of a plant with a flower, fruit, or leaf at the end ; a long thin part of an object or animal that supports something on the end of ... (33 of 58 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

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Cambridge Dictionary:

stalk [entry 1]

the main stem of a plant, or the narrow stem that joins leaves, flowers or fruit to the main stem of a plant | a narrow structure that supports a part ... (30 of 61 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/stalk 1

stalk [entry 2]

to follow an animal or person as closely as possible without being seen or heard, usually in order to catch or kill them | to illegally follow and ... (27 of 90 words, 3 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/stalk 2

stalk [entry 3]

to walk in an angry or proud way (8 of 33 words, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/stalk 3

Encarta Dictionary:

scape [entry 1] | scapes [plural]

a leafless flower stalk rising directly from the root | a shaft of a feather or other animal part, or a segment of an antenna | the shaft of an ... (28 of 64 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

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scape [entry 2, archaic] | scaped [past tense] | scaping [present participle] | scapes [3rd-person singular present]

escape (1 of 33 words, pronunciation)

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Etymology references

Online Etymology:

scape

First use: late 13th century

Origin: [noun] "scenery view", 1773, abstracted from "landscape"; as a new combining element, first attested use is 1796, in prisonscape. | [verb] ... (23 of 34 etymology words)

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American Heritage Dictionary:

scape | landscaped [past tense] | landscaping [present participle] | landscapes [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: Dutch landschap, from Middle Dutch landscap, region: land, land; see lendh- in Indo-European roots + -scap, state, condition (collective suffix).

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Collins Dictionary:

scape | 'scape | -scape

First use: 17th century

Origin: from Latin scāpus stem, from (Doric) Greek skapos; see shaft | abstracted from landscape

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/scape

Wiktionary:

scape | scapes [plural] | scaped [past tense] | scaping [present participle]

Origin: Latin scāpus, from Ancient Greek (Doric) σκᾶπος (skâpos). | Formed by aphesis from escape.

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Oxford Dictionary:

scape

First use: early 19th century

Origin: Latin from Greek skapos "rod"; related to "scepter"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/american english​/scape

scape [entomology]

First use: early 19th century

Origin: Latin from Greek skapos "rod"; related to "sceptre"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/scape

New World Dictionary:

scape | scaped [past tense] | scaping [present participle]

Origin: Latin scapus: see "shaft" | Middle English scapen, aphetic from escapen

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Merriam-Webster:

scape [entry 1, often attributive, noun]

First use: 1598

Origin: Dutch landschap, from land + -schap -ship

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scape [entry 1, verb] | scaped [past tense] | scaping [present participle]

First use: 13th century

Origin: Middle English, short for escapen

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scape [entry 2, noun]

First use: 1601

Origin: Latin scapus shaft, stalk

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Encarta Dictionary:

scape [entry 1] | scapes [plural]

First use: Early 17th century

Origin: Latin from Greek skapos "rod"

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scape [entry 2, archaic] | scaped [past tense] | scaping [present participle] | scapes [3rd-person singular present]

First use: 13th century

Origin: Shortening

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861727112​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

scape | 'scape | -scape

Audio: British English pronunciation of "scape"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/scape

the Free Dictionary:

scape

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "scape"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "scape"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "scape" by speech synthesizer

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Google Dictionary:

scape | scapes [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "scape"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

scape

Audio: North American pronunciation of "scape"

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YourDictionary Audio:

scape

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "scape" by speech synthesizer

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