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sca·bi·ous 1

 (skā′bē-əs, skăb′ē-)
adj.
1. Of or relating to scabies.
2. Having scabs.

[From Latin scabiōsus, mangy; see scabiosa.]

sca·bi·ous 2

 (skā′bē-əs)
n.
Any of various plants chiefly of the genus Scabiosa, especially S. atropurpurea, having opposite leaves and variously colored rounded flower heads. Also called scabiosa.

[Middle English scabiose, from Medieval Latin (herba) scabiōsa, (herb) for scabies, scabious; see scabiosa.]

scabious

(ˈskeɪbɪəs)
adj
1. (Pathology) having or covered with scabs
2. (Pathology) of, relating to, or resembling scabies
[C17: from Latin scabiōsus, from scabies]

scabious

(ˈskeɪbɪəs)
n
1. (Plants) 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. (Plants) any of various similar plants of the related genus Knautia
3. (Plants) devil's bit scabious a similar and related Eurasian marsh plant, Succisa pratensis
[C14: from Medieval Latin scabiōsa herba the scabies plant, referring to its use in treating scabies]

sca•bi•ous1

(ˈskeɪ bi əs)

adj.
1. scabby.
2. pertaining to or of the nature of scabies.
[1595–1605]

sca•bi•ous2

(ˈskeɪ bi əs)

n.
any of various plants belonging to the genus Scabiosa, having opposite leaves and often showy flower heads in a variety of colors.
[1350–1400; < Medieval Latin scabiōsa (herba) scabies-curing (herb)]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.scabious - any of various plants of the genus Scabiosascabious - any of various plants of the genus Scabiosa
flower - a plant cultivated for its blooms or blossoms
genus Scabiosa - annual or perennial herbs or subshrubs; mainly Mediterranean
mournful widow, pincushion flower, Scabiosa atropurpurea, sweet scabious - Old World annual having fragrant purple to deep crimson flower heads; naturalized in United States
field scabious, Scabiosa arvensis - perennial having bluish-lilac flowers; introduced in the eastern United States
Translations

scabious

1 [ˈskeɪbɪəs] ADJ (Med) → sarnoso

scabious

2 [ˈskeɪbɪəs] N (Bot) → escabiosa f

scabious

adj (= having scabies)räudig

scabious

[ˈskeɪbɪəs] n (Bot) field scabiousscabiosa
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The ten-stamp set features images of various bee species from across the UK - also including the Scabious Bee, Great Yellow Bumblebee, Northern Colletes Bee, Bilberry Bumblebee and the Potter Flower Bee.
Bees Do your bit to help bees by planting as many nectar and pollen-rich plants as you can - buddleia, lavender, scabious and clover are just a few plants that come up trumps.
Andy Garcka, Greenford, North West London: Try scabious (both knautia and scabiosa species), coreopsis, Anthemis tinctoria and cultivars of Geranium wallichianum.
Tuesday, October 28 St Nicholas Cathedral Flower Fellowship, open meeting and demonstration, Christmas, by Kevin Coulson from Floral Design, and wonderfully named Devil's-bit Scabious carpets.
Scabious plants have feathery blooms, usually in a pale lavender or cream.
Off to the garden centre I went and made a choice of species, including calendula, antirrhinum, poppies, cornflowers, poached egg plant (limnanthes), cosmos, nasturtium, scabious, comfrey and flowering meadow grasses.
The fantastically named Devil's-bit Scabious brings beautiful purple tinges to the damp meadows, heaths and grasslands of autumn.
The butterfly's decline is thought to be because of the loss of flowery meadows rich in devil's-bit scabious - its favourite food plant.
Now terraced borders are ablaze with rudbeckia, scabious, phlox and delphiniums; beds of floribunda roses perfume the air, and a sunken garden crammed with colourful lupins and geraniums gives an Italian flavour.
The Royal Horticultural Society has produced a list called 'Plant for Pollinators' which includes scabious, foxgloves (not sure about them here, except perhaps in the mountains), angelica, asters, hydrangeas, lavenders of all types and thymes among others.
Scabious Butterfly Blue Beauty is another one for the bees and as the name would suggest, also the butterflies.
Sweet Williams thrive in the asparagus bed; lavender, anchusia, sage, roses, scabious, thyme, parsley, leeks, celery, tomatoes, capsicums and a huge mix of other perennial and annual flowers co-exist happily.