- a dry, dark scab or scar, especially as a result of burning
Etymology: French eschare (now escarre) or late Latin eschara "scar, scab", from Greek "hearth, brazier, scab".
- 1965: In another minute there was no letter; but, as with every other relationship in my life, an of ashes. The word is rare, but exact. " John Fowles, The Magus
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