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Scabious  adj.  Consisting of scabs; rough; itchy; leprous; as, scabious eruptions.

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"Scabious" Quotes from Famous Books

... Take Scabious; Betony, Pimpernel, and Turmentine-roots, of each a pound, steep these all night in three gallons of strong Beer, and distil them all in a Limbeck, and when you use it, take a spoonful thereof every four hours, and sweat well after it, draw two ...
— A Queens Delight • Anonymous

... my woods; Ladies' Slipper gives a golden cope to the hillside, with purple campanula to wind about it like a scarf. After this—August, September, October—our uplands faint out in semitones: grey scabious, grey harebell, pale bed-straw, white meadowsweet, like the lace of an old lady's cap. But even so, if I must have a sunset glow of brown-pink, herb-willow gives it me. Pinch out the leader of each slim spike, and you make a different plant of it." Thus the poet embroidered the philosopher's ...
— Rest Harrow - A Comedy of Resolution • Maurice Hewlett

... perfect insect to have already come out of them. A gray pupa I was holding in my hand suddenly burst its envelope, and in halt a minute on its legs stood a fly, thus identifying the perfect insect.... I found the fly, now identified, sucking the nectar of flowers, especially of the pink scabious and thistle, plants common in the Troad. (Later on I counted as many as sixteen flies on a thistle-head.) The number of flies rapidly increased daily until the 13th, when the ground appeared pitted all over ...
— Scientific American Supplement, No. 363, December 16, 1882 • Various

Words linked to "Scabious" :   field scabious, Scabiosa arvensis, scabiosa, mournful widow, flower, Scabiosa atropurpurea, sweet scabious, pincushion flower, genus Scabiosa

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