Definition of Scabiosa

1. Noun. Any of various plants of the genus Scabiosa.

Exact synonyms: Scabious
Generic synonyms: Flower
Group relationships: Genus Scabiosa
Specialized synonyms: Mournful Widow, Pincushion Flower, Scabiosa Atropurpurea, Sweet Scabious, Field Scabious, Scabiosa Arvensis



Definition of Scabiosa

1. scabious [n -S] - See also: scabious

Scabiosa Pictures

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Scabiosa

scabbiness
scabbing
scabble
scabbled
scabbles
scabbling
scabblings
scabby
scabby mouth
scabicidal
scabicide
scabicides
scabies
scabietic
scabieticide
scabiosa (current term)
scabiosas
scabious
scabiouses
scabland
scablands
scablike
scabling
scablings
scabredity
scabrid
scabridulous
scabrities
scabrities unguium
scabrosity

Literary usage of Scabiosa

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Publications by English Dialect Society (1890)
"scabiosa arvensis. L. scabiosa succisa. L. Centaurea scabiosa. L. [Britten & Holland.] BACKEN. vb. To retard, keep back. [V. of Glos. ..."

2. The Gardeners Dictionaryby Philip Miller by Philip Miller (1754)
"scabiosa integrifolia glabra, raí ce pr if mar fa. HL Whole-leav'd Scabious, ... С. Б. Р. Starred Scabious, with an undivided Leaf. 4. scabiosa ..."

3. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"66], instead of Alexandria scabiosa, we read the strange form Alexandrou ... the only correct name, Alexandria scabiosa, exists no more. ..."

4. Organography of Plants, Especially of the Archegoniata and Spermaphyta by Karl Goebel, Isaac Bayley Balfour (1905)
"scabiosa Columbaria and allies. We have a similar relationship in many ... In scabiosa Columbaria there is a striking difference between the lower and the ..."

5. Handbook of Hardy Herbaceous & Alpine Flowers by William Sutherland (1871)
"scabiosa is the most numerous genus, and comprises a few handsome species ... scabiosa (Scabious).—The Sweet Scabious, so well known as a border annual, ..."

6. The Different Forms of Flowers on Plants of the Same Species by Charles Darwin (1889)
"... difference in fertility of the hermaphrodite and female individuals—Satureia—Manner in which the two forms probably originated—scabiosa and other gyno- ..."

7. The Different Forms of Flowers on Plants of the Same Species by Charles Darwin (1897)
"... difference in fertility of the hermaphrodite and female individuals—Satureia—Manner in which the two forms probably originated—scabiosa and other gyno- ..."

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