scarious

adjective
scar·​i·​ous | \ˈsker-ē-əs \

Definition of scarious 

: dry and membranous in texture a scarious bract

First Known Use of scarious

circa 1806, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for scarious

New Latin scariosus

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