[ skwar-ohs, skwo-rohs ]
/ ˈskwær oʊs, skwɒˈroʊs /
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denoting any rough or ragged surface.
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Origin of squarrose
First recorded in 1750–60, squarrose is from the Latin word squarrōsus scurfy, scaly
OTHER WORDS FROM squarrosesquar·rose·ly, adverb
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Example sentences from the Web for squarrose
Squarrose, where scales, leaves, or any appendages spread widely from the axis on which they are thickly set.The Elements of Botany|Asa Gray
British Dictionary definitions for squarrose
/ (ˈskwærəʊz, ˈskwɒ-) /
biology having a rough surface, caused by the presence of projecting hairs, scales, etc
botany having or relating to parts that are recurvedsquarrose bracts
Word Origin for squarrose
C18: from Latin squarrōsus scabby
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