-acanthus

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From New Latin, from Ancient Greek ἄκανθα (akantha, thorn, spine)[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-acanthus

  1. (zoology) Animal having such a spine.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Philip Babcock Gove (editor), Webster's Third International Dictionary of the English Language, Unabridged (G. & C. Merriam Co., 1976 [1909], ISBN 0-87779-101-5)