SCURF, n. [L. scorbutus.]

1. A dry military scab or crust formed on the skin of an animal.

2. The soil or foul remains of any thing adherent; as the scurf of crimes. [Not common nor elegant.] Dryden.

3. Any thing adhering to the surface.

There stood a hill, whose grisly top Shone with a glossy scurf. Milton.