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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Any of various plants of a certain genus having opposite leaves and variously colored flower heads that are subtended by an involucre.

Usage examples (30)
  • Leprosy was a scabious disease of a dreadful character.
  • Among the profusion of flowers you can find scabious, the bedstraws, vetches, ragwort,
  • They also liked the blue roundels of field scabious and fragrant pink mats of wild thyme.
  • The Scotch argus butterflies were flitting over the bog myrtle, ling and devil's-bit scabious. for more
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