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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