Etymology
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scorbutic (adj.)

"pertaining to or of the nature of scurvy," 1650s, from Modern Latin scorbuticus "pertaining to scurvy," from scorbutus "scurvy," from French scorbut, apparently of Dutch (scheurbuik) or Low German (Scharbock) origin; see scurvy. Scorbute "scurvy" is attested in English from 1590s, from French.

updated on February 05, 2022

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