covered with or consisting of scabs; scabby.
pertaining to or of the nature of scabies.
Also called pincushion flower. any of various plants belonging to the genus Scabiosa, of the teasel family, having opposite leaves and often showy flower heads in a variety of colors.
any of various similar or related plants.
having or covered with scabs
of, relating to, or resembling scabies
any plant of the genus Scabiosa, esp S. atropurpurea, of the Mediterranean region, having blue, red, or whitish dome-shaped flower heads: family Dipsacaceae
any of various similar plants of the related genus Knautia
devil’s bit scabious, a similar and related Eurasian marsh plant, Succisa pratensis
scabious sca·bi·ous1 (skā’bē-əs, skāb’ē-)
Of or relating to scabies.
noun, Physical Geography. 1. rough, barren, volcanic topography with thin soils and little vegetation.
noun, Physical Geography. 1. rough, barren, volcanic topography with thin soils and little vegetation. plural noun 1. a type of terrain, found for example in the NW US, consisting of bare rock surfaces, with little or no soil cover and scanty vegetation, that have been deeply channelled by glacial flood waters
adjective 1. having a rough or scaly surface
adjective 1. having a rough surface because of minute points or projections. 2. indecent or scandalous; risqué; obscene: scabrous books. 3. full of difficulties. adjective 1. roughened because of small projections; scaly 2. indelicate, indecent, or salacious: scabrous humour 3. difficult to deal with; knotty