noun. a thin flake of dead epidermis shed from the surface of the skin.
noun. (botany) a covering that resembles scales or bran that covers some plant parts.
Example sentences of the word scurf
1. Noun, singular or mass
Algal leaf spot is also known as green scurf or red leaf spot.
Another clue pointing toward scurf instead of a scale insect infestation is an absence of white spots on the older leaves.