squarrose

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Etymology[edit]

Latin squarrosus ((perhaps) scurfy, scabby).

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squarrose (comparative more squarrose, superlative most squarrose)

  1. Rough or scaly.
  2. Consisting of scales widely divaricating; having scales, small leaves, or other bodies, spreading widely from the axis on which they are crowded; said of a calyx or stem.
  3. Divided into shreds or jags, raised above the plane of the leaf, and not parallel to it; said of a leaf.
  4. Having scales spreading every way, or standing upright, or at right angles to the surface; said of a shell.

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Latin[edit]

Adjective[edit]

squarrōse

  1. vocative masculine singular of squarrōsus