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From Latin acanthus < Ancient Greek ἄκανθος (akanthos) < ἀκή (akē), thorn) + ἄνθος (anthos), flower).

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  • IPA: /əˈkænθəs/

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Acanthus

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acanthuses or acanthi

Acanthus (plural acanthuses or acanthi)
  1. 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.
  2. (architecture) An ornament resembling the foliage or leaves of Acanthus spinosus, and used in the capitals of the Corinthian and composite orders.

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From Ancient Greek ἄκανθος (akanthos) < ἀκή (akē), thorn) + ἄνθος (anthos), flower).

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acanthus (genitive acanthī); m, second declension

  1. A plant known as Bear's Foot.
  2. A thorny evergreen tree.

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