Definition of Squarrose

1. a. Ragged or full of lose scales or projecting parts; rough; jagged



Definition of Squarrose

1. Adjective. rough or scaly. ¹

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Definition of Squarrose

1. [adj]

Medical Definition of Squarrose

1. 1. Ragged or full of lose scales or projecting parts; rough; jagged; as having scales spreading every way, or standing upright, or at right angles to the surface; said of a shell. 2. Squarrose-slashed, doubly slashed, with the smaller divisions at right angles to the others, as a leaf. Origin: L. Squarrosus (perhaps) scurfy, scabby. (10 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Squarrose

squaretoes
squarewise
squarial
squarials
squaric
squaric acid
squaring
squaring the circle
squarings
squarish
squarishly
squarishness
squarishnesses
squark
squarks
squarrose (current term)
squarrosely
squarroso-dentate
squarrous
squarrulose
squarson
squarsons
squash
squash ball
squash bug
squash court
squash courts
squash pie
squash player

Literary usage of Squarrose

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1. Synoptical Flora of North America: The Gamopetalae, Being a Second Edition by Asa Gray (1888)
"Plains and sand-hills, from W. Kansas to S. Colorado N. New Mexico ; first coll. by Pendler. = = Involucre of the large heads very squarrose-foliaceous: ..."

2. Mosses with Hand-lens and Microscope: A Non-technical Hand-book of the More by Abel Joel Grout (1903)
"The squarrose Peat Moss is one of the acute-leaved group, but is easily distinguished by the spreading tips of the leaves, as is indicated in Figs, a, a'. ..."

3. New Manual of Botany of the Central Rocky Mountains (vascular Plants) by John Merle Coulter (1909)
"... the lower spikes of which are squarrose, or the lower one rarely distinct: perigynium broadly ovate or nearly circular in outline, thin and whitish, ..."

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