Scabious



adjective
1.
covered with or consisting of scabs; scabby.
2.
pertaining to or of the nature of scabies.
noun
1.
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.
2.
any of various similar or related plants.
adjective
1.
having or covered with scabs
2.
of, relating to, or resembling scabies
noun
1.
any plant of the genus Scabiosa, esp S. atropurpurea, of the Mediterranean region, having blue, red, or whitish dome-shaped flower heads: family Dipsacaceae
2.
any of various similar plants of the related genus Knautia
3.
devil’s bit scabious, a similar and related Eurasian marsh plant, Succisa pratensis

scabious sca·bi·ous1 (skā’bē-əs, skāb’ē-)
adj.
Of or relating to scabies.

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