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squarrose

[skwar-ohs, skwo-rohs] /ˈskwær oʊs, skwɒˈroʊs/
adjective, Biology.
1.
denoting any rough or ragged surface.
Origin of squarrose
1750-1760
First recorded in 1750-60, squarrose is from the Latin word squarrōsus scurfy, scaly
Related forms
squarrosely, adverb
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Historical Examples
  • squarrose, where scales, leaves, or any appendages spread widely from the axis on which they are thickly set.

British Dictionary definitions for squarrose

squarrose

/ˈskwærəʊz; ˈskwɒ-/
adjective
1.
(biology) having a rough surface, caused by the presence of projecting hairs, scales, etc
2.
(botany) having or relating to parts that are recurved: squarrose bracts
Word Origin
C18: from Latin squarrōsus scabby
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