Definition of Acanthous

1. Adjective. Shaped like a spine or thorn.

Exact synonyms: Acanthoid, Spinous
Similar to: Pointed
Derivative terms: Acantha, Spine, Spine, Spine



Definition of Acanthous

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Acanthous

acanthopodina
acanthopodious
acanthopodium
acanthopteri
acanthopterous
acanthopterygian
acanthopterygians
acanthopterygii
acanthopterygious
acanthor
acanthorrhexis
acanthoses
acanthosis
acanthosis nigricans
acanthotic
acanthous (current term)
acanthrocyte
acanthrocytosis
acanths
acanthus
acanthus family
acanthuses
acapella
acapnia
acapnial
acapnial alkalosis
acapnias
acapnic
acapnotic
acaprazine

Literary usage of Acanthous

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1. Glossary of Terms and Phrases by Henry Percy Smith (1883)
"... the foliage of the capital ; suggested, according to Vitruvius, by the leaves of some acanthous plant. ..."

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