scabious

EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Medieval Latin scabiōsus (scabious), from Latin scabiēs (see scabies).

AdjectiveEdit

scabious (comparative more scabious, superlative most scabious)

  1. Having scabs.
  2. Of or pertaining to scabies.

Etymology 2Edit

  This entry needs a photograph or drawing for illustration. Please try to find a suitable image on Wikimedia Commons or upload one there yourself!

From Medieval Latin scabiōsa, substantive form of scabiōsus (scabious) (see Etymology 1).

NounEdit

scabious (plural scabiouses)

  1. Any of various herbaceous plants of the genus Scabiosa.
    • 1907, E.M. Forster, The Longest Journey, Part I, XII [Uniform ed., p. 128]:
      The grassy track, so gay with scabious and bedstraw, was snow-white at the bottom of its ruts.
  2. Any of several plants of the genus Knautia.
Derived termsEdit