Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The combining form of Greek α%148κανθα, thorn, meaning “thorn” or “thorny.”

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Examples

  • At tibi prima, puer, nullo munuscula cultu errantis hederas passim cum baccare tellus mixtaque ridenti colocasia fundet acantho.

    'Unto you a child is born'

  • Mmagna petis, Corydon, si Tityrus esse laboras. ille fuit uates sacer et qui posset auena65 praesonuisse chelyn, blandae cui saepe canenti adlusere ferae, cui substitit aduena quercus. quem modo cantantem rutilo spargebat acantho

    A Singing Match

  • I. acantho carpa, Lindley manuscripts; caule herbaceo erecto ramisque angulatis scabriusculis, foliis pinnatis 5-jugis viscido-pubescentibus; foliolis lineari-lanceolatis mucronulatis margine scabris, racemis folio aequalibus, leguminibus subrotundo-ovalibus compressis mucronatis echinatis monospermis.)

    Three Expeditions into the Interior of Eastern Australia, Volume 2

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