Sweet scabious
Scabious Sca"bi*ous, n. [Cf. F. scabieuse. See {Scabious}, a.] (Bot.) Any plant of the genus {Scabiosa}, several of the species of which are common in Europe. They resemble the {Composit[ae]}, and have similar heads of flowers, but the anthers are not connected. [1913 Webster]

{Sweet scabious}. (a) Mourning bride. (b) A daisylike plant ({Erigeron annuus}) having a stout branching stem. [1913 Webster]


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  • sweet scabious — noun Old World annual having fragrant purple to deep crimson flower heads; naturalized in United States • Syn: ↑pincushion flower, ↑mournful widow, ↑Scabiosa atropurpurea • Hypernyms: ↑scabious, ↑scabiosa * * * noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • sweet scabious — a plant, Scabiosa atropurpurea, native to Europe, cultivated for its purple, reddish, or white flowers. Also called mourning bride. [1790 1800] * * * …   Universalium

  • sweet-scabious — n. Daisy fleabane …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • Scabious — Sca bi*ous, n. [Cf. F. scabieuse. See {Scabious}, a.] (Bot.) Any plant of the genus {Scabiosa}, several of the species of which are common in Europe. They resemble the {Composit[ae]}, and have similar heads of flowers, but the anthers are not… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • scabious — scabious1 /skay bee euhs/, adj. 1. covered with or consisting of scabs; scabby. 2. pertaining to or of the nature of scabies. [1595 1605; SCABI(ES) + OUS] scabious2 /skay bee euhs/, n. 1. Also called pincushion flower. any …   Universalium

  • Erigeron annuus — Scabious Sca bi*ous, n. [Cf. F. scabieuse. See {Scabious}, a.] (Bot.) Any plant of the genus {Scabiosa}, several of the species of which are common in Europe. They resemble the {Composit[ae]}, and have similar heads of flowers, but the anthers… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Scabiosa atropurpurea — Sweet scabious Scientific classification Kingdom: Plantae (unranked): Angios …   Wikipedia

  • Scabiosa — Taxobox name = Scabiosa image width = 250px image caption = Scabiosa columbaria Pink Mist regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta classis = Magnoliopsida ordo = Dipsacales familia = Dipsacaceae genus = Scabiosa subdivision ranks = Species… …   Wikipedia

  • pincushion flower — noun Old World annual having fragrant purple to deep crimson flower heads; naturalized in United States • Syn: ↑sweet scabious, ↑mournful widow, ↑Scabiosa atropurpurea • Hypernyms: ↑scabious, ↑scabiosa * * * noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • Birthday flowers — are ascribed by tradition for those born on any given date in the year in Europe and the West. Not all are precisely flowers, however. They are listed below.January*1 oak geranium *2 Rosa multiflora *3 cactus *4 aloe *5 hydrangea *6 ice plant *7… …   Wikipedia

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