Definition of Scabiosa arvensis
1. Noun. Perennial having bluish-lilac flowers; introduced in the eastern United States.
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Literary usage of Scabiosa arvensis
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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. A Dictionary of English Plant-names by James Britten, Robert Holland (1886)
"Names. Prior, p. 206. Corrupted to Scabia in S. Cumb. scabiosa arvensis, L.—Lyte. ' So named of old tyme, ... HaL scabiosa arvensis, L., •which in dies, ..."