WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019
squar•rose  (skwarōs, skwo rōs),USA pronunciation adj. [Biol.]
  1. Biologydenoting any rough or ragged surface.
squarrose•ly, adv. 
  • Latin squarrōsus scurfy, scaly
  • 1750–60


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

squarrose /ˈskwærəʊz ˈskwɒ-/ adj
  1. having a rough surface, caused by the presence of projecting hairs, scales, etc
  2. having or relating to parts that are recurved
Etymology: 18th Century: from Latin squarrōsus scabby



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