Definitions for scabiousˈskeɪ bi əs

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

sca•bi•ousˈskeɪ bi əs(adj.)

  1. scabby.

    Category: Pathology

  2. pertaining to or of the nature of scabies.

    Category: Pathology

Origin of scabious:


sca•bi•ousˈskeɪ bi əs(n.)

  1. any of various plants belonging to the genus Scabiosa, having opposite leaves and often showy flower heads in a variety of colors.

    Category: Botany, Plants

Origin of scabious:

1350–1400; < ML scabiōsa (herba) scabies-curing (herb)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. scabious, scabiosa(noun)

    any of various plants of the genus Scabiosa


  1. scabious(Noun)

    any of various herbaceous plants of the genus Scabiosa

  2. scabious(Adjective)

    having scabs

  3. scabious(Adjective)

    of or pertaining to scabies

Webster Dictionary

  1. Scabious(adj)

    consisting of scabs; rough; itchy; leprous; as, scabious eruptions

  2. Scabious(adj)

    any plant of the genus Scabiosa, several of the species of which are common in Europe. They resemble the Compositae, and have similar heads of flowers, but the anthers are not connected


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