from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of or relating to scabies.
- adj. Having scabs.
- n. Any of various plants of the genus Scabiosa, especially S. atropurpurea, having opposite leaves and variously colored flower heads that are subtended by an involucre. Also called scabiosa.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. having scabs
- adj. of or pertaining to scabies
- n. any of various herbaceous plants of the genus Scabiosa.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Consisting of scabs; rough; itchy; leprous.
- n. Any plant of the genus Scabiosa, several of the species of which are common in Europe. They resemble the Compositæ, and have similar heads of flowers, but the anthers are not connected.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Consisting of scabs; scabby; scurfy; itchy.
- n. A plant of the genus Scabiosa; the pincushion-flower.
- n. In America, sometimes, the daisy-fieabane, Erigeron annuus.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. any of various plants of the genus Scabiosa
From Latin scabiōsus, mangy; see scabiosa.
Middle English scabiose, from Medieval Latin (herba) scabiōsa, (herb) for scabies, scabious; see scabiosa.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)