: 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

Word History


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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Dec. 2023.

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