Scute vs Spute - What's the difference?

scute | spute |


In obsolete|lang=en terms the difference between scute and spute

is that scute is (obsolete) a small shield while spute is (obsolete) to dispute; to discuss.

As a noun scute

is (zoology) a horny, chitinous, or bony external plate or scale, as on the shell of a turtle or the skin of crocodiles.

As a verb spute is

(obsolete) to dispute; to discuss.

scute

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • (zoology) A horny, chitinous, or bony external plate or scale, as on the shell of a turtle or the skin of crocodiles.
  • *1982 , (TC Boyle), Water Music , Penguin 2006, p. 71:
  • *:Then one afternoon, as he's stripping the scutes and hide from a shortnose sturgeon, an idea hits him.
  • (genetics) A proneural gene, often associated with achaete, that is required for the formation of many larval and adult sense organs
  • (obsolete) A small shield.
  • (Skelton)
  • (historical) An old French gold coin.
  • Synonyms

    * scutum

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    spute

    English

    Verb

    (sput)
  • (obsolete) To dispute; to discuss.
  • (Wyclif)
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