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

  • scarious —   Thin, membranous, and dry, e.g. the leaf bases of Macrozamia pauli guilielmi and the cataphylls of Zamia sandovalii …   Expanded glossary of Cycad terms

  • scarious — scar·i·ous …   English syllables

  • 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 — /ˈskɛəriəs/ (say skairreeuhs) adjective (of a plant part) thin, dry, and membranous, as certain bracts. {New Latin scariōsus, from Latin scaria thorny shrub} …  

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

  • scarious — adj. (of a part of a plant etc.) having a dry membranous appearance; thin and brittle. Etymology: F scarieux or mod.L scariosus …   Useful english dictionary

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