scabiosa

noun sca·bi·o·sa \ˌskābēˈōsə, ˌskab-\

Definition of scabiosa

  1. 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. 2 plural -s :  any plant of the genus Scabiosa

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Origin and Etymology of scabiosa

New Latin, from Medieval Latin, scabious


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