acanthaceous

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From New Latin Acanthaceae.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (US) IPA(key): /ˌæk.n̩ˈθeɪ.ʃəs/, /ˌæk.ænˈθeɪ.ʃəs/
    Rhymes: -eɪʃəs

Adjective[edit]

acanthaceous (comparative more acanthaceous, superlative most acanthaceous)

  1. (botany): Of, pertaining to, or resembling, a member of the Acanthaceae family.[First attested in the mid 18th century.][2]
  2. Armed with prickles, as a plant.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Urdang, Laurence, ed. The Random House College Dictionary. 1st. New York: Random House, Inc., 1984.
  2. ^ Brown, Lesley, ed. The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary. 5th. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2003.