Squarrose
Squarrose Squar*rose" (skw[o^]r*r[o^]s" or skw[o^]r"r[=o]s`; 277), a. [L. squarrosus (perhaps) scurfy, scabby.] Ragged or full of loose scales or projecting parts; rough; jagged; as: (a) (Bot. & Zo["o]l.) Consisting of scales widely divaricating; having scales, small leaves, or other bodies, spreading widely from the axis on which they are crowded; -- said of a calyx or stem. (b) (Bot.) Divided into shreds or jags, raised above the plane of the leaf, and not parallel to it; -- said of a leaf. (c) (Zo["o]l.) Having scales spreading every way, or standing upright, or at right angles to the surface; -- said of a shell. [1913 Webster]

{Squarrose-slashed} (Bot.), doubly slashed, with the smaller divisions at right angles to the others, as a leaf. --Lindley. [1913 Webster]


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  • squarrose — [skwar′ōs, skwə rōs′] adj. [L squarrosus] 1. Biol. rough or scaly 2. Bot. having tips projecting at right angles, or having spreading bracts squarrosely adv …   English World dictionary

  • squarrose — adj. [L. squarrosus, rough] Rough with projecting scale like processes, divided into upright and nonparallel with the plane …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • squarrose — squarrosely, adv. /skwar ohs, skwo rohs /, adj. Biol. denoting any rough or ragged surface. [1750 60; < L squarrosus scurfy, scaly] * * * …   Universalium

  • squarrose — adjective rough or scaly …   Wiktionary

  • squarrose — adj. scaly, covered with scales …   English contemporary dictionary

  • squarrose — a. Ragged, rough, jagged …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • squarrose — squar·rose …   English syllables

  • squarrose — /ˈskwæroʊs/ (say skwarohs), /ˈskwɒroʊs/ (say skworohs) adjective denoting any rough or ragged surface. {Latin squarrōsus} …   Australian English dictionary

  • squarrose — adj. Bot. & Zool. rough with scalelike projections. Etymology: L squarrosus scurfy, scabby …   Useful english dictionary

  • Squarrose-slashed — Squarrose Squar*rose (skw[o^]r*r[o^]s or skw[o^]r r[=o]s ; 277), a. [L. squarrosus (perhaps) scurfy, scabby.] Ragged or full of loose scales or projecting parts; rough; jagged; as: (a) (Bot. & Zo[ o]l.) Consisting of scales widely divaricating;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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