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sca·bi·o·sa

 (skā′bē-ō′sə, -zə, skăb′ē-)
n.
See scabious2.

[New Latin Scabiōsa, genus name, from Medieval Latin (herba) scabiōsa, (herb) for scabies, scabious (so called because scabious was formerly thought effective in treating itchy, scurfy skin diseases ), feminine of Latin scabiōsus, mangy, from scabiēs, itch; see scabies.]
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scabiosa

(ˌskeɪbɪˈəʊsə)
n
(Plants) another term for scabious21
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Noun1.scabiosa - any of various plants of the genus Scabiosascabiosa - 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
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Then there are to be eschscholtzias, dahlias, sunflowers, zinnias, scabiosa, portulaca, yellow violas, yellow stocks, yellow sweet-peas, yellow lupins--everything that is yellow or that has a yellow variety.
Handsome warm-weather bloomers, scabiosas (pincushion flowers) and stokesia (Stokes aster) can swathe gardens in tones from palest lavender to sky blue.