Succisa

noun
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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