Acanthus

Definition of Acanthus

A`can´thus
n.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.

Related Words

Acanthus mollis, bear's breech, bear's breeches, genus Acanthus, herb, herbaceous plant, sea holly
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