Definitions

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  • n. A plant, the acanthus.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Bear's-breech, or Acanthus.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Bear's breech, a plant of the genus Acanthus.

Etymologies

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French branc-ursine, branch-ursine, from Latin branca claw + ursinus belonging to a bear (from ursus bear), i.e. bear's claw, which its leaves resemble. Compare branch.

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