squarrose

adjective

squar·​rose
ˈskwäˌrōs,
-waˌr-
variants or less commonly squarrous
-rəs
: rough with divergent scales or processes
especially : having stiff spreading bracts
a squarrose involucre
squarrosely adverb

Word History

Etymology

Latin squarrosus scurfy, scabby; akin to Old Slavic skvrǔna filth

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“Squarrose.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/squarrose. Accessed 16 Jul. 2024.

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