sweet scabious

sweet scabious

noun
a plant, Scabiosa atropurpurea, native to Europe, cultivated for its purple, reddish, or white flowers.
Also called mourning bride.


Origin:
1790–1800

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sweet scabious

noun
Old World annual having fragrant purple to deep crimson flower heads; naturalized in United States 
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