sca·​bi·​o·​sa | \ ˌskābēˈōsə, ˌskab- \

Definition of scabiosa

1 capitalized : a large genus of Old World herbs (family Dipsacaceae) having terminal heads of flowers subtended by a leafy involucre and flowers with a 5-cleft often bilabiate corolla and four stamens
2 plural -s : any plant of the genus Scabiosa

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History and Etymology for scabiosa

New Latin, from Medieval Latin, scabious

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“Scabiosa.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 18 January 2020.

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