thin, dry, and membranous, as certain bracts; chaffy.
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How to use scarious in a sentence
A small concavo-convex scarious appendage, fixed behind the wings at their base, in many Diptera.An Introduction to Entomology: Vol. III (of 4) | William Kirby
Small modified leaves, usually thin and scarious, seen in buds and cones; the flakes into which the outer bark often divides.Michigan Trees | Charles Herbert Otis
Other species of Helichrysum and species of allied genera with scarious heads of flowers are also known as “everlastings.”
Style, if any, and stigma only one; leaves simple; no scarious bracts around the flowers.
Stipules not scarious, leaves palmately cleft or palmately compound.
British Dictionary definitions for scarious
(of plant parts) membranous, dry, and brownish in colour: scarious bracts
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