Squar*rose" [L. squarrosus (perhaps) scurfy, scabby.]
Ragged or full of lose scales or projecting parts; rough; jagged
; as: (a) Bot.
Consisting of scales widely divaricating; having scales, small leaves, or other bodies, spreading widely from the axis on which they are crowded; -- said of a calyx or stem
. (b) Bot.
Divided into shreds or jags, raised above the plane of the leaf, and not parallel to it; said of a leaf
. (c) Zool.
Having scales spreading every way, or standing upright, or at right angles to the surface; -- said of a shell.
Squarrose-slashed Bot., doubly slashed, with the smaller divisions at right angles to the others, as a leaf.
© Webster 1913.