scabious

noun
sca·bi·ous | \ˈskā-bē-əs, ˈska-\

Definition of scabious 

(Entry 1 of 2)

: any of a genus (Scabiosa) of Old World herbs of the teasel family with terminal flower heads subtended by a leafy involucre

scabious

adjective

Definition of scabious (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : scabby

2 : of, relating to, or resembling scabies scabious eruptions

First Known Use of scabious

Noun

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Adjective

1603, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for scabious

Noun

Middle English scabiose, from Anglo-French, from Medieval Latin scabiosa, from Latin, feminine of scabiosus, adjective

Adjective

Latin scabiosus, from scabies

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scabious

adjective
sca·bi·ous | \ˈskā-bē-əs \

Medical Definition of scabious 

1 : relating to or characterized by scabs

2 : of, relating to, or resembling scabies scabious eruptions

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