What does the word scab mean?

Usage examples for scab

  1. Mrs. Muscovitz was talking to the scab. – Comrade Yetta by Albert Edwards
  2. Again, the botanical name of a fig, ficus, has been commonly applied to a sore or scab appearing on a part of the body where hair is, or to a red sore in the fundament, i. – Herbal Simples Approved for Modern Uses of Cure by William Thomas Fernie
  3. The causes predisposing to scab have been variously assigned to dampness, want of lime, action of bacteria and fungi- e. – Disease in Plants by H. Marshall Ward