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scabious

noun sca·bi·ous \ ˈskā-bē-əs , ˈska- \

Definition of scabious

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

Origin and Etymology of scabious

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


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scabious

adjective

Definition of scabious

1 : scabby
2 : of, relating to, or resembling scabies
  • scabious eruptions

Origin and Etymology of scabious

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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