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scabious

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noun sca·bi·ous \ˈskā-bē-əs, ˈska-\

Definition of scabious

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



Origin and Etymology of scabious

Middle English scabiose, from Anglo-French, from Medieval Latin scabiosa, from Latin, feminine of scabiosus, adjective


First Known Use: 14th century


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scabious

adjective sca·bi·ous

Definition of scabious

  1. 1 :  scabby

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



Origin and Etymology of scabious

Latin scabiosus, from scabies


First Known Use: 1603


Medical Dictionary

scabious

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adjective sca·bi·ous \ˈskā-bē-əs\

Medical Definition of scabious

  1. 1:  relating to or characterized by scabs

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




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  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of scabious Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about scabious


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