Definitions for acanthine-θɪn, -θaɪn

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

a•can•thusəˈkæn θəs; -θaɪ(n.)(pl.)-thus•es, -thi

  1. any of several plants of the genus Acanthus, of the Mediterranean region, having spiny or toothed leaves and showy white or purplish flowers.

    Category: Plants

  2. an architectural ornament, as on a Corinthian capital, resembling the leaves of this plant.

    Category: Architecture

Origin of acanthus:

1610–20; < NL, L < Gk ákanthos bear's-foot

a•can′thine-θɪn, -θaɪn(adj.)


  1. acanthine(Adjective)

    Of, pertaining to, or resembling, the plant acanthus.

  2. Origin: From acanthinus, from ἀκάνθινος, from ἄκανθος

Webster Dictionary

  1. Acanthine(adj)

    of, pertaining to, or resembling, the plant acanthus


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