Squarrose meaning

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Having rough or spreading scalelike processes.
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Spreading or recurved at the tip.

Squarrose bracts.

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(biol.) Rough or scaly.
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(bot.) Having tips projecting at right angles, or having spreading bracts.
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Consisting of scales widely divaricating; having scales, small leaves, or other bodies, spreading widely from the axis on which they are crowded; said of a calyx or stem.
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Divided into shreds or jags, raised above the plane of the leaf, and not parallel to it; said of a leaf.
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Having scales spreading every way, or standing upright, or at right angles to the surface; said of a shell.
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Origin of squarrose

  • Latin squarrōsus scabby

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

  • Latin squarrosus (“(perhaps) scurfy, scabby").

    From Wiktionary