See also Acanthus
- IPA: /əˈkænθəs/
NounModificarAcanthus (plural acanthuses or acanthi)
- A member of the genus Acanthus of herbaceous prickly plants with toothed leaves, (family Acanthaceae, order Scrophulariales) found in the south of Europe, Asia Minor, and India.
- (architecture) An ornament resembling the foliage or leaves of Acanthus spinosus, and used in the capitals of the Corinthian and composite orders.