scar·​i·​ous ˈsker-ē-əs How to pronounce scarious (audio)
: dry and membranous in texture
a scarious bract

Word History


New Latin scariosus

First Known Use

circa 1806, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of scarious was circa 1806

Dictionary Entries Near scarious

Cite this Entry

“Scarious.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Dec. 2023.

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