from The Century Dictionary.

  • Same as scarious.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective (Bot.) Thin, dry, membranous, and not green.

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  • adjective Alternative form of 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.

    Expedition into Central Australia Charles Sturt 1832

  • 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.

    Expedition into Central Australia Charles Sturt 1832


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