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1. any plant of the genus Scabiosa, esp S. atropurpurea, of the Mediterranean region, having blue, red, or whitish dome-shaped flower heads: family Dipsacaceae
2. any of various similar plants of the related genus Knautia
3. devil's bit scabious a similar and related Eurasian marsh plant, Succisa pratensis
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