genus Acanthus

noun
bear's breeches
Hypernyms: ↑asterid dicot genus
Member Holonyms: ↑Acanthaceae, ↑family Acanthaceae, ↑acanthus family
Member Meronyms: ↑acanthus

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  • acanthus — [ə kan′thəs] n. pl. acanthuses or acanthi [ə kan′thī΄, ə kan′thē΄] [ModL < L < Gr akanthos: see ACANTHO ] 1. any of a genus (Acanthus) of thistlelike plants of the acanthus family with lobed, often spiny leaves and long spikes of white or… …   English World dictionary

  • Acanthus (genus) — Taxobox name = Acanthus image width = 240px image caption = Acanthus montanus regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta classis = Magnoliopsida ordo = Lamiales familia = Acanthaceae genus = Acanthus genus authority = L. subdivision ranks = Species …   Wikipedia

  • Acanthus mollis — Taxobox name = Acanthus mollis image width = 240px regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta classis = Magnoliopsida ordo = Lamiales familia = Acanthaceae genus = Acanthus species = A. mollis binomial = Acanthus mollis binomial authority = L.… …   Wikipedia

  • acanthus family — noun widely distributed herbs and shrubs and trees; sometimes placed in the order Scrophulariales • Syn: ↑Acanthaceae, ↑family Acanthaceae • Hypernyms: ↑asterid dicot family • Member Holonyms: ↑Polemoniales, ↑order Polem …   Useful english dictionary

  • acanthus — noun (plural acanthus) Etymology: New Latin, genus name, from Greek akanthos, an acanthus, from akantha thorn Date: 1551 1. any of a genus (Acanthus of the family Acanthaceae, the acanthus family) of prickly perennial herbs chiefly of the… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • acanthus — acanthine /euh kan thin, thuyn/, adj. /euh kan theuhs/, n., pl. acanthuses, acanthi / thuy/. 1. any of several plants of the genus Acanthus, of the Mediterranean region, having spiny or toothed leaves and showy, white or purplish flowers. Cf.… …   Universalium

  • Acanthus montanus — Taxobox name = Acanthus montanus color = lightgreen image caption = Acanthus montanus image width = 240px regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta classis = Magnoliopsida ordo = Lamiales familia = Acanthaceae genus = Acanthus species = A.… …   Wikipedia

  • acanthus — noun /əˈkænθəs/ a) 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. b) An ornament resembling the foliage or leaves… …   Wiktionary

  • Acanthus — ID 535 Symbol Key ACANT7 Common Name acanthus Family Acanthaceae Category Dicot Division Magnoliophyta US Nativity N/A US/NA Plant Yes State Distribution CA Growth Habit N/A Durati …   USDA Plant Characteristics

  • Acanthus ebracteatus — ID 536 Symbol Key ACEB3 Common Name acanthus Family Acanthaceae Category Dicot Division Magnoliophyta US Nativity Cultivated, or not in the U.S. US/NA Plant Yes State Distribution N/A Growth Habit N/A …   USDA Plant Characteristics

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