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

Eschar \Es"char\, noun [L. eschara, Gr. ?: cf. F. eschare. See {Scar}.] (Med.) A dry slough, crust, or scab, which separates from the healthy part of the body, as that produced by a burn, or the application of caustics.

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

Eschar \Es"char\ ([e^]s"k[~e]r or [e^]s"k[aum]r), noun [Ir.] (Geol.) In Ireland, one of the continuous mounds or ridges of gravelly and sandy drift which extend for many miles over the surface of the country, deposited by streams in meltwater channels under glaciers. Similar ridges in Scotland are called {kames} or {kams}. The spelling form {esker} is now the most commonly used, and the term is applied in geology to similar ridges created by glaciers anywhere in the world. Eskers vary in size and extent, but can be 100 feet high and up to 100 miles long. [Written also {eskar} and {esker}.] [1913 Webster +PJC]

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

eschar

noun

1: a dry scab formed on the skin following a burn or cauterization of the skin


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