Scald head
Scald Scald, a. [For scalled. See {Scall}.] 1. Affected with the scab; scabby. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. Scurvy; paltry; as, scald rhymers. [Obs.] --Shak. [1913 Webster]

{Scald crow} (Zo["o]l.), the hooded crow. [Ireland]

{Scald head} (Med.), a name popularly given to several diseases of the scalp characterized by pustules (the dried discharge of which forms scales) and by falling out of the hair. [1913 Webster]


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  • scald head — noun Etymology: scald (III) archaic : any of several diseases of the scalp characterized by falling out of the hair and by pustules the dried discharge of which forms scales …   Useful english dictionary

  • scald head — various scalp diseases that are characterized by loss of hair and by pustules that form scales by their dry discharge …   English contemporary dictionary

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  • Scald — Scald, a. [For scalled. See {Scall}.] 1. Affected with the scab; scabby. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. Scurvy; paltry; as, scald rhymers. [Obs.] Shak. [1913 Webster] {Scald crow} (Zo[ o]l.), the hooded crow. [Ireland] {Scald head} (Med.), a name… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Scald crow — Scald Scald, a. [For scalled. See {Scall}.] 1. Affected with the scab; scabby. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. Scurvy; paltry; as, scald rhymers. [Obs.] Shak. [1913 Webster] {Scald crow} (Zo[ o]l.), the hooded crow. [Ireland] {Scald head} (Med.), a name… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Scald (barley) — Scald is common disease of barley in temperate regions. It is caused by the fungus Rhynchosporium secalis and can cause significant yield losses in cooler, wet seasons.cite book last = Mathre first = D.E. title = Compendium of barley diseases… …   Wikipedia

  • Scald — Scald, n. Scurf on the head. See {Scall}. Spenser. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Scalled head — Scalled Scalled, a. Scabby; scurfy; scall. [Obs.] With scalled brows black. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] {Scalled head}. (Med.) See {Scald head}, under {Scald}, a. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • scaldhead — scaldˈhead noun 1. A diseased scalp 2. Scalp disease of various kinds • • • Main Entry: ↑scald …   Useful english dictionary

  • Scalled — Scalled, a. Scabby; scurfy; scall. [Obs.] With scalled brows black. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] {Scalled head}. (Med.) See {Scald head}, under {Scald}, a. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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