dandruff

2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Dandruff \Dandruff\ (d[a^]n"dr[u^]f), noun [Prob. from W. toncrust, peel, skin + AS. dr[=o]f dirty, draffy, or W. drwg bad: cf. AS. tan a letter, an eruption. [root]240.] A scurf which forms on the head, and comes off in small scales or particles. [Written also {dandriff}.]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

dandruff

noun

1: a condition in which white scales of dead skin are shed by the scalp

2: loose scales shed from the scalp; "I could see the dandruff on her shoulders"


The dictionary definitions are retrieved from a local copy of two of the open source DICT dictionaries. Click here for the database copyright information. DEFINE.COM is registered as an educational NONPROFIT corporation. We aim to please around here. We believe in using positive reinforcement to get things done. We make suggestions that are intended to make life more enjoyable. We think about efficiency, automation, security, PRIVACY, social and ecological responsibility and positive HUMANITARIAN ethics and VALUES. We are benevolent. DO NO HARM is our motto.



Saturday, March 28, 2015 6:47:10 PM Coordinated Universal Time (UTC)

DEFINE.COM_dandruff_2015-03-28_18-47-10_54-90-239-205