squarrose

adjective squar·rose \ ˈskwäˌrōs , -waˌr- \
variants: or less commonly squarrous \-rəs\

Definition of squarrose

: rough with divergent scales or processes; especially : having stiff spreading bracts
  • a squarrose involucre

squarrosely

adverb

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Origin and Etymology of squarrose

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


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