Squarrose Definition

skwărōs, skwär-
Having rough or spreading scalelike processes.
American Heritage
Having tips projecting at right angles, or having spreading bracts.
Webster's New World

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.


Divided into shreds or jags, raised above the plane of the leaf, and not parallel to it; said of a leaf.


Origin of Squarrose

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

    From Wiktionary

  • Latin squarrōsus scabby

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

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