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[skeyp] /skeɪp/
noun, verb (used with object), verb (used without object), scaped, scaping. Archaic.
1.
Also, 'scape.
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British Dictionary definitions for scaped

scape1

/skeɪp/
noun
1.
a leafless stalk in plants that arises from a rosette of leaves and bears one or more flowers
2.
(zoology) a stalklike part, such as the first segment of an insect's antenna
Derived Forms
scapose, adjective
Word Origin
C17: from Latin scāpus stem, from (Doric) Greek skapos; see shaft

scape2

/skeɪp/
verb, noun
1.
an archaic word for escape
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Word Origin and History for scaped

scape

n.

"scenery view," 1773, abstracted from landscape (n.); as a comb. element, first attested use is 1796, in prisonscape.

v.

late 13c., shortened form of escape; frequent in prose till late 17c. Related: Scaped (sometimes 15c.-16c. with strong past tense scope); scaping. As a noun from c.1300.

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