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1scabious

noun sca·bi·ous \ˈskā-bē-əs, ˈska-\

Definition of SCABIOUS

:  any of a genus (Scabiosa) of Old World herbs of the teasel family with terminal flower heads subtended by a leafy involucre

Origin of SCABIOUS

Middle English scabiose, from Anglo-French, from Medieval Latin scabiosa, from Latin, feminine of scabiosus, adjective
First Known Use: 14th century

2scabious

adjective

Definition of SCABIOUS

1
:  scabby
2
:  of, relating to, or resembling scabies <scabious eruptions>

Origin of SCABIOUS

Latin scabiosus, from scabies
First Known Use: 1603

scabious

adjective sca·bi·ous \ˈskā-bē-əs\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of SCABIOUS

1
:  relating to or characterized by scabs
2
:  of, relating to, or resembling scabies <scabious eruptions>

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