Definitions

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  • proper noun A taxonomic genus within the family Acanthaceae — prickly herbs that grow in the Mediterranean; the acanthuses.

Etymologies

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Borrowing from Latin acanthus, from Ancient Greek akanthos, from akantha ("thorn"), from ake ("point").

Examples

  • In addition, some 110 endemic species such as Acanthus hirsutus, Alkanna orientalis, Leontodon oxylepis, and Dianthus zederbauriana occur within the park.

    Göreme National Park and the Rock Sites of Cappodocia, Turkey

  • "I can give you one of those from my garden!" she explained, pointing to the Bear's Paw or Acanthus.

    vivace - French Word-A-Day

  • Designed by Acanthus LW Architects and built by Paradigm Housing in partnership with Hillingdon, Birchway is made up of 24 one and two bedroom units.

    Affordable Housing Meets Green Building In Prefab Birchway Eco Community | Inhabitat

  • "I can give you one of those from my garden!" she explained, pointing to the Bear's Paw or Acanthus.

    French Word-A-Day:

  • "I can give you one of those from my garden!" she explained, pointing to the Bear's Paw or Acanthus.

    vivace - French Word-A-Day

  • Designed by Acanthus LW Architects and built by Paradigm Housing in partnership with Hillingdon, Birchway is made up of 24 one and two bedroom units.

    Agro-Housing for a Sustainable Urban China | Inhabitat

  • Ocean Surgeonfish (Acanthus bahianus) and Doctorfish (Acanthurus chigurgus) are specialized grazers.

    Coral reef fish feeding behavior in the Caribbean

  • Climbers such as Derris trifoliata and Dalbergia spinosa, undershrubs of Suaeda spp. and Acanthus ilicifolius and, very rarely, Sonneratia apetala, Xylocarpus mekongensis, Salicornia brachiata, Arthrocnemum indicum, and Sesuvium portulacastrum provide additional structure to these forests.

    Goadavari-Krishna mangroves

  • Not one soul longer cared to make a stand, but the flight became general, some fleeing towards Spartolus, others in the direction of Acanthus, a third set seeking refuge within the walls of Apollonia, and the majority within those of Potidaea.

    Hellenica

  • B.C. 383.431 And now from yet another quarter ambassadors arrived at Lacedaemon: that is to say, from Acanthus and Apollonia, the two largest and most important states of the Olynthian confederacy.

    Hellenica

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