Scabious Definition

skābē-əs, skăbē-
adjective
Of or like scabies.
Webster's New World
Covered with scabs; scabby.
Webster's New World

Having scabs.

Wiktionary

Of or pertaining to scabies.

Wiktionary
noun
Webster's New World
Any of various plants chiefly of the genus Scabiosa, especially S. atropurpurea, having opposite leaves and variously colored rounded flower heads.
American Heritage
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Other Word Forms of Scabious

Noun

Singular:
scabious
Plural:
scabiouses

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

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