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- adj. Alternative form of scarious.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Thin, dry, membranous, and not green.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Same as scarious.
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The genus Eremophila was founded on very unsatisfactory materials, namely, on two species, E. oppositifolia and alternifolia, which I found growing in the same sandy desert at the head of Spencer's Gulf in 1802, the only combining character being the scariose calyx, which I inferred must have been enlarged after flowering.
This last species might be separated from Eremophila; it is not however referable to Stenochilus, with some of whose species it nearly agrees in corolla, but from all of which it differs in its glandular scariose calyx.