Suc·​ci·​sa | \ səkˈsīsə, -īzə \

Definition of Succisa

: a genus of European herbs (family Dipsacaceae) differing from the closely related Scabiosa chiefly in having the scales of the receptacle as long as the flowers — see blue scabious

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History and Etymology for Succisa

New Latin, from feminine of Latin succissus, past participle of succidere to cut from below, from sub- + -cidere (from caedere to cut)

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“Succisa.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 17 January 2020.

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