The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Squarrose \Squar*rose"\ (skw[o^]r*r[o^]s" or skw[o^]r"r[=o]s`;
277), a. [L. squarrosus (perhaps) scurfy, scabby.]
Ragged or full of loose scales or projecting parts; rough;
(a) (Bot. & Zool.) 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
(c) (Zool.) Having scales spreading every way, or standing
upright, or at right angles to the surface; -- said of a
Squarrose-slashed (Bot.), doubly slashed, with the smaller
divisions at right angles to the others, as a leaf.