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Meaning of SCABIOUS

Pronunciation:  'skeybeeus

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  any of various plants of the genus Scabiosa
 

SCABIOUS is a 8 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: scabiosa
 
 See Also: field scabious, flower, genus Scabiosa, mournful widow, pincushion flower, Scabiosa arvensis, Scabiosa atropurpurea, sweet scabious

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Sca"bi*ous\, a. [L. scabiosus, from scabies the scab:
    cf. F. scabieux.]
    Consisting of scabs; rough; itchy; leprous; as, scabious
    eruptions. --Arbuthnot.
    
    
  2. \Sca"bi*ous\, n. [Cf. F. scabieuse. See {Scabious}, a.]
    (Bot.)
    Any plant of the genus {Scabiosa}, several of the species of
    which are common in Europe. They resemble the {Composit[ae]},
    and have similar heads of flowers, but the anthers are not
    connected.
    
    {Sweet scabious}.
    (a) Mourning bride.
    (b) A daisylike plant ({Erigeron annuus}) having a stout
        branching stem.
    
    
 

 

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