Scabious meaning

skābē-əs, skăbē-
Of or relating to scabies.
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Having scabs.
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Any of various plants chiefly of the genus Scabiosa, especially S. atropurpurea, having opposite leaves and variously colored rounded flower heads.
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Covered with scabs; scabby.
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Of or like scabies.
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Of or relating to scabies.
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Having scabs.
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Having scabs.
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Of or pertaining to scabies.
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Any of various herbaceous plants of the genus Scabiosa.
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Origin of scabious

  • Middle English scabiose from Medieval Latin (herba) scabiōsa (herb) for scabies, scabious scabiosa

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin scabiōsus mangy scabiosa

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition