1. <zoology> 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. <botany> 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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