Definition of Scabrous

1. Adjective. Rough to the touch; covered with scales or scurf.

Exact synonyms: Lepidote, Leprose, Scaly, Scurfy
Category relationships: Biological Science, Biology
Similar to: Rough, Unsmooth
Derivative terms: Scale, Scaliness

2. Adjective. Dealing with salacious or indecent material. "A scabrous novel"
Similar to: Dirty

Definition of Scabrous

1. a. Rough to the touch, like a file; having small raised dots, scales, or points; scabby; scurfy; scaly.

Definition of Scabrous

1. Adjective. covered with scales or scabs, or otherwise extremely rough ¹

2. Adjective. having indecent sexual content or connotation, rough ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Scabrous

1. roughened with small projections [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Scabrous

scabiosa
scabiosas
scabious
scabiouses
scabland
scablands
scablike
scabling
scablings
scabredity
scabrid
scabridulous
scabrities
scabrities unguium
scabrosity
scabrously
scabrousness
scabrousnesses
scabs
scabwort
scacchic
scacchite
scad
scads
scaevity
scaff
scaffie
scaffies
scaffold

Literary usage of Scabrous

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

1. Manual of Botany for North America: Containing Generic and Specific by Amos Eaton (1836)
"If-) stem smooth below; leaves lance ovate, remotely and acutely serrate, scabrous above, paler and sub-scabrous beneath, 3-nerved: peduncles scabrous: ..."

2. Flora of the Rocky Mountains and Adjacent Plains, Colorado, Utah, Wyoming by Per Axel Rydberg (1917)
"12-15 mm. long, green or more commonly copper-colored or purple; empty glumes smooth or nearly so; lemma ovate, attenuate, finely and densely scabrous, ..."

3. Flora Cestrica: An Attempt to Enumerate and Describe the Flowering and by William Darlington (1837)
"... arched, or curved towards the lower one, scabrous on both keels. ... much branched, expanding; branches slender, scabrous, pilose in the axils, ..."

4. Flora Cestrica: An Attempt to Enumerate and Describe the Flowering and by William Darlington (1837)
"Leave? long, lanceolate, attenuate at the end, strongly nerved, smooth beneath, scabrous on the margins and upper surface, pilose near the base: sheaths ..."

5. Manual of the Flora of Jackson County, Missouri by Kenneth Kent Mackenzie, Benjamin Franklin Bush (1902)
"G. purpurea L. Resembles the last but is less scabrous, the leaves are linear and the smaller capsule is globose.—In moist meadows, Sibley, ..."

6. Botany by Geological Survey of California, William Henry Brewer, Sereno Watson, Asa Gray (1880)
"angled, scabrous : leaves 2 or 3 lines broad, the upper exceeding the stem ; sheaths ... Stem 1J to 2| feet high, stout, very scabrous on the sharp angles ..."

7. An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States, Canada and the British by Nathaniel Lord Britton, Addison Brown (1913)
"Culms i°-3° tall, erect, branched, smooth or somewhat scabrous. Sheaths smooth or slightly scabrous, those of the culm shorter than the internodes, ..."

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