scarious


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scarious

[′skar·ē·əs]
(botany)
Having a thin, membranous texture.
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From the Greek hyaleos, of glass, and seris, chicory, lettuce, probably because of the shiny, scarious involucral bracts.
Leaf epidermal cells lignified; bracts and bracteoles scarious.
Flowers solitary, axillary or terminal, often crowded into heads; bracts not scarious, persistent, I to many; bracteoles deciduous, more than 2.