Scariose
Scariose Sca"ri*ose, Scarious Sca"ri*ous, a. [F. scarieux, NL. scariosus. Cf. {Scary}.] (Bot.) Thin, dry, membranous, and not green. --Gray. [1913 Webster]

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  • scariose — adj. [F. scarieux, membranous] Thin, dry and scaly …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • scariose — scar·i·ose …   English syllables

  • scariose — adjective see scarious …   Useful english dictionary

  • Scarious — Scariose Sca ri*ose, Scarious Sca ri*ous, a. [F. scarieux, NL. scariosus. Cf. {Scary}.] (Bot.) Thin, dry, membranous, and not green. Gray. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • scarious — /skair ee euhs/, adj. Bot. thin, dry, and membranous, as certain bracts; chaffy. [1800 10; alter. of scariose < NL scariosus < ?; see OUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • scarioso — pl.m. scariosi sing.f. scariosa pl.f. scariose …   Dizionario dei sinonimi e contrari

  • scarious — scar•i•ous [[t]ˈskɛər i əs[/t]] adj. bot thin, dry, and membranous, as certain bracts; chaffy • Etymology: 1800–10; alter. of scariose < NL scariōsus …   From formal English to slang

  • scarious —   a. thin and tough; bract like.    ♦ scariose, a …   Dictionary of difficult words

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