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squarrose

[skwar-ohs, skwo-rohs] /ˈskwær oʊs, skwɒˈroʊs/
adjective, Biology
1.
denoting any rough or ragged surface.
Origin
1750-1760
1750-60; < Latin squarrōsus scurfy, scaly
Related forms
squarrosely, adverb
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  • Our primary species of concern at this time are yellow starthistle, scotch thistle and squarrose knapweed.
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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