From New Latin Acanthaceae, + -ous.
acanthaceous (comparative more acanthaceous, superlative most acanthaceous)
- (botany): Of, pertaining to, or resembling, a member of the Acanthaceae family.[First attested in the mid 18th century.]
- Armed with prickles, as a plant.
pertaining to the acanthus family
- ^ Urdang, Laurence, ed. The Random House College Dictionary. 1st. New York: Random House, Inc., 1984.
- ^ Brown, Lesley, ed. The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary. 5th. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2003.