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Acanthus - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'Acanthus' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Acanthus [ n.]
- A genus of herbaceous prickly plants, found in the south of Europe, Asia Minor, and India; bear's-breech.
- An ornament resembling the foliage or leaves of the acanthus (Acanthus spinosus); -- used in the capitals of the Corinthian and Composite orders.