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Date: 1400-1500
Origin: scrow 'scroll' (13-17 centuries), from Old French escroue 'piece of paper, scroll'; influenced by roll

scroll

1 noun
     
Related topics: Design
scroll1 [countable]
1 a long piece of paper that can be rolled up, and is used as an official document
2AVD a design shaped like a piece of rolled up paper

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