Scape Scape, n. [L. scapus shaft, stem, stalk; cf. Gr. ? a staff: cf. F. scape. Cf. {Scepter}.] 1. (Bot.) A peduncle rising from the ground or from a subterranean stem, as in the stemless violets, the bloodroot, and the like. [1913 Webster]

2. (Zo["o]l.) The long basal joint of the antenn[ae] of an insect. [1913 Webster]

3. (Arch.) (a) The shaft of a column. (b) The apophyge of a shaft. [1913 Webster]

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