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scar·i·ous

 (skâr′ē-əs) also scar·i·ose (-ōs′)
adj.
Thin, membranous, and dry: scarious bracts.

[New Latin scariōsus.]

scarious

(ˈskɛərɪəs) or

scariose

adj
(Botany) (of plant parts) membranous, dry, and brownish in colour: scarious bracts.
[C19: from New Latin scariōsus, of uncertain origin]

scar•i•ous

(ˈskɛər i əs)

adj.
thin, dry, and membranous, as certain bracts; chaffy.
[1800–10; alter. of scariose < New Latin scariōsus]
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