from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. See scabious2.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of gamopetalous plants, of the order Dipsaceæ, the teasel family.
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- n. any of various plants of the genus Scabiosa
New Latin Scabiōsa, genus name, from Medieval Latin (herba) scabiōsa, (herb) for scabies, scabious, feminine of Latin scabiōsus, mangy, from scabiēs, itch; see scabies.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)