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scarious

[skair-ee-uh s] /ˈskɛər i əs/
adjective, Botany
1.
thin, dry, and membranous, as certain bracts; chaffy.
Origin
1800-1810
1800-10; alteration of scariose < Neo-Latin scariōsus < ?; see -ous
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  • Flowers are sessile to pedicellate, each subtended by a pair of hyaline-scarious bracts.
  • Flowers are greenish or brownish, sessile to pedicellate, each subtended by a pair of hyaline-scarious bracts.
British Dictionary definitions for scarious

scarious

/ˈskɛərɪəs/
adjective
1.
(of plant parts) membranous, dry, and brownish in colour: scarious bracts
Word Origin
C19: from New Latin scariōsus, of uncertain origin
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