1. Botany. a leafless peduncle rising from the ground.
  2. Zoology. a stemlike part, as the shaft of a feather.
  3. Architecture. the shaft of a column.
  4. Entomology. the stemlike basal segment of the antenna of certain insects.

noun, verb (used with or without object), scaped, scap·ing. Archaic.

  1. escape.

  1. a combining form extracted from landscape, denoting “an extensive view, scenery,” or “a picture or representation” of such a view, as specified by the initial element: cityscape; moonscape; seascape.


  1. a leafless stalk in plants that arises from a rosette of leaves and bears one or more flowers
  2. zoology a stalklike part, such as the first segment of an insect’s antenna

verb, noun

  1. an archaic word for escape

suffix forming nouns

  1. indicating a scene or view of something, esp a pictorial representationseascape

n.“scenery view,” 1773, abstracted from landscape (n.); as a comb. element, first attested use is 1796, in prisonscape. v.late 13c., shortened form of escape; frequent in prose till late 17c. Related: Scaped (sometimes 15c.-16c. with strong past tense scope); scaping. As a noun from c.1300.

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