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scabious British & World English

A plant of the teasel family, with pink, white, or (most commonly) blue pincushion-shaped flowers

scabious New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

plant of the teasel family

devil's bit British & World English

Any of a number of wild plants with a very short rootstock, said in folklore to have been bitten off by the devil, in particular:

devil’s bit scabious in scabious British & World English

A plant of the teasel family, with pink, white, or (most commonly) blue pincushion-shaped flowers