acanthine

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin acanthinus, from acanthus + English -ine (relating to).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (US) IPA(key): /əˈkæn.θɪn/, /əˈkænt.θɪn/, /əˈkænˌθaɪn/
  • Rhymes: -ænθɪn

Adjective[edit]

acanthine (comparative more acanthine, superlative most acanthine)

  1. Of, pertaining to, or resembling, the plant acanthus, or its leaves. [First attested in the mid 18th century.][2]

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)
  2. ^ “acanthine” 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.

Latin[edit]

Adjective[edit]

acanthine

  1. vocative masculine singular of acanthinus