Succisa

noun Suc·ci·sa \səkˈsīsə, -īzə\

Definition of Succisa

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of succisa

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


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