- pertaining to, of the nature of, or affected with scurvy.
- of, relating to, or having scurvy
adj.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 from 1590s, from French. adj.
- Of, relating to, resembling, or affected by scurvy.