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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

acan′thus fam`ily(n.)

  1. a plant family, Acanthaceae, of tropical shrubs and nonwoody plants with simple opposite leaves, clusters of tubular bracted flowers, and seeds sometimes dispersed by exploding fruit.

    Category: Plants

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Acanthaceae, family Acanthaceae, acanthus family(noun)

    widely distributed herbs and shrubs and trees; sometimes placed in the order Scrophulariales

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