scarious

[skair-ee-uh s]

Origin of scarious

1800–10; alteration of scariose < New Latin scariōsus < ?; see -ous
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scarious

scariose (ˈskɛərɪˌəʊs)

adjective
  1. (of plant parts) membranous, dry, and brownish in colourscarious bracts

Word Origin for scarious

C19: from New Latin scariōsus, of uncertain origin
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