Definition of scape in English:

scape

noun

Biology
  • The basal segment of an insect's antenna, especially when it is enlarged and lengthened (as in a weevil).

    • ‘Forelius sp. 1 is apparently an undescribed species, distinguishable from Forelius maccooki by the lack of erect setae on the antennal scapes (S. Cover, personal communication).’
    • ‘It consists of an end sac, a straight proximal tubule, a short distal tubule, and a raised nephropore, all in the scape of the chelifore.’

Origin

Early 19th century: via Latin from Greek skapos rod; related to sceptre.

Pronunciation:

scape

/skeɪp/