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scabrous (biology)

Definition:

rough to the touch; covered with scales or scurf

Class:

adjective (modifies a noun)

Comparative:

more scabrous

Superlative:

most scabrous

Similar to:

rough

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Synonyms:

lepidote | leprose | scaly | scurfy

Etymology:

(implied in scabrously), from Late Latin scabrosus "rough", from Latin scaber...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

All senses of scabrous...

Definition references  (+images)

Collins Dictionary:

lepidote [biology]

covered with scales, scaly leaves, or spots (7 of 185 words, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/lepidote

Merriam-Webster:

lepidote

a rhododendron with tiny scales on the undersurface of the leaves (11 of 29 words, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/lepidote

New World Dictionary:

lepidote [biology] | scurfy [synonym]

covered with small flakes, scales, or scalelike hairs; scurfy (9 of 21 words)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/lepidote

American Heritage Dictionary:

lepidote

Covered with small, scurfy scales. (5 of 14 words)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/lepidote

Random House Dictionary:

lepidote [botany]

covered with scurfy scales or scaly spots. (7 of 13 words, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/lepidote

Wiktionary:

lepidote [botany]

Having a coat of scurfy scales. (6 of 8 words, 1 usage example)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/lepidote

Oxford Dictionary:

scabrous | unpleasant [synonym, sense-specific] | indecent [synonym, sense-specific] | unattractive [synonym, sense-specific] | salacious [synonym, sense-specific] | scabrously [derived] | scabrousness [derived]

rough and covered with, or as if with, scabs | unpleasant; unattractive | indecent; salacious (13 of 77 words, 3 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/scabrous

Macmillan British Dictionary:

scabrous

[literary] something that is scabrous is shocking because it involves sex | [formal] covered with rough areas or scabs (18 of 40 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/scabrous

Cambridge Dictionary:

scabrous [literary]

offensive or shocking, because describing or showing sex (8 of 22 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/scabrous

Wikipedia:

Scaly [disambiguation]

may refer to: something with the appearance of a scale | Scaly-breasted Lorikeet (Trichoglossus chlorolepidotus), a bird species found in woodland in eastern Australia | Scale (disambiguation) (25 of 77 words, 3 definitions)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Scaly

Britannica Encyclopedia:

scale [zoology]

in zoology, small plate or shield forming part of the outer skin layers of certain animals. Scales provide protection from the environment and from ... (24 of 231 words, 3 images)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/526344​/scale

scale [music]

in music, any graduated sequence of notes, tones, or intervals dividing what is called an octave. The specific selection of different tones in any ... (24 of 207 words, 2 images)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/526314​/scale

Columbia Encyclopedia:

scale | chromatic scale

in music, any series of tones arranged in a step-by-step rising or falling order of pitch. A scale defines the interval relationship of each tone to ... (26 of 570 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/ent​/A​0843856​.html

scale | scales, zoology

in zoology, an outgrowth, either bony or horny, of the skin of an animal. The major component of the scales of fishes is bone, and they are formed ... (28 of 267 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/sci​/A​0843858​.html

scale | weights and measures | weighing machine | scales, weights and measures

in weights and measures, instruments for determining weight, generally for other than laboratory use. For the principles of operation of all weighing ... (22 of 267 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/sci​/A​0843857​.html

scale

in cartography, the ratio of the distance between two points on a map to the real distance between the two corresponding points portrayed. The scale ... (25 of 186 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/world​/A​0843855​.html

Encarta Dictionary:

lepidote

covered in small scaly leaves (5 of 26 words, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861696228​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

scabrous

First use: 1570s

Origin: (implied in scabrously), from Late Latin scabrosus "rough", from Latin scaber "rough, scaly", related to scabere "to ... (18 of 37 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=scabrous

Oxford Dictionary:

scabrous

First use: late 16th century

Origin: (first used to describe an author's style as "harsh, unmusical, unpolished"): from French scabreux or late Latin scabrosus, from Latin scaber "rough"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/scabrous

Merriam-Webster:

scabrous

First use: 1646

Origin: Latin scabr-, scaber rough, scurfy; akin to Latin scabere to scratch

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/scabrous

New World Dictionary:

scabrous

Origin: Late Latin scabrosus from Latin scabere, to scratch: see "scab"

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/scabrous

Collins Dictionary:

scabrous

First use: 17th century

Origin: from Latin scaber rough; related to scabies

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/scabrous

American Heritage Dictionary:

scabrous

Origin: Late Latin scabrōsus, from scaber, scabr-, scurfy.

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/scabrous

Wiktionary:

scabrous

Origin: Latin scabrosus.

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/scabrous

Encarta Dictionary:

scabrous

First use: Late 16th century

Origin: late Latin scabrosus from Latin scaber "scurfy, scaly"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861702074​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

scabrous

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "scabrous"

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Macmillan British Dictionary:

scabrous

Audio: British English pronunciation of "scabrous"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/scabrous

Macmillan American Dictionary:

scabrous

Audio: North American pronunciation of "scabrous"

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Cambridge Dictionary:

scabrous [literary]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "scabrous"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "scabrous"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/scabrous

the Free Dictionary:

scabrous

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "scabrous"

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Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "scabrous" by speech synthesizer

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Google Dictionary:

scabrous

Audio: English pronunciation of "scabrous"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

scabrous

Audio: North American pronunciation of "scabrous"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=scabro​01 word=scabrous

YourDictionary Audio:

scabrous

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "scabrous" by speech synthesizer

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