Acanthus

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Translingual[edit]

Acanthus mollis 'Oak Leaf' - Missouri Botanical Garden

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From Ancient Greek ἄκανθος (ákanthos), from ἄκανθα (ákantha, thorn)[1], from ἀκή (akḗ, point).[2]

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Acanthus m

  1. A taxonomic genus within the family Acanthaceae – prickly herbs that grow in the Mediterranean; the acanthuses.

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  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)
  2. ^ “Acanthus” in Lesley Brown, editor-in-chief; William R. Trumble and Angus Stevenson, editors, The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary on Historical Principles, 5th edition, Oxford; New York, N.Y.: Oxford University Press, 2002, ISBN 978-0-19-860457-0.

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