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eschar

English

Etymology

French eschare (now escarre) or late Latin eschara ‘scar, scab’, from Greek εσχαρα ‘hearth, brazier, scab’.

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /'ɛskɑ:/

Noun

eschar

  1. a dry, dark scab or scar, especially as a result of burning
    • 1965: In another minute there was no letter; but, as with every other relationship in my life, an eschar of ashes. The word is rare, but exact. — John Fowles, The Magus

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