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Acanthus spinosus definitions

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Acanthus A*can"thus, n.; pl. E. Acanthuses, L. Acanthi. [L., from Gr. ?. Cf. Acantha.] 1. (Bot.) A genus of herbaceous prickly plants, found in the south of Europe, Asia Minor, and India; bear's-breech. 2. (Arch.) An ornament resembling the foliage or leaves of the acanthus (Acanthus spinosus); -- used in the capitals of the Corinthian and Composite orders.




 


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