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sca·bi·ous 1(skā′bē-əs, skăb′ē-)
1. Of or relating to scabies.
2. Having scabs.
[From Latin scabiōsus, mangy; see scabiosa.]
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.]
1. (Pathology) having or covered with scabs
2. (Pathology) of, relating to, or resembling scabies
[C17: from Latin scabiōsus, from scabies]
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)
2. pertaining to or of the nature of scabies.
sca•bi•ous2(ˈskeɪ bi əs)
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)]
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|Noun||1.||scabious - 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