Definition of Genus Acanthus

1. Noun. Bear's breeches.

Generic synonyms: Asterid Dicot Genus
Group relationships: Acanthaceae, Acanthus Family, Family Acanthaceae
Member holonyms: Acanthus

Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Acanthus

genus Abelmoschus
genus Abies
genus Abramis
genus Abrocoma
genus Abronia
genus Abudefduf
genus Abutilon
genus Acacia
genus Acalypha
genus Acanthisitta
genus Acanthocereus
genus Acanthocybium
genus Acanthophis
genus Acanthoscelides
genus Acanthurus
genus Acanthus (current term)
genus Accipiter
genus Acer
genus Acherontia
genus Acheta
genus Achillea
genus Achimenes
genus Achoerodus
genus Achras
genus Acinonyx
genus Acinos
genus Acipenser
genus Acocanthera
genus Acokanthera
genus Aconitum

Literary usage of Genus Acanthus

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Treasury of Botany: A Popular Dictionary of the Vegetable Kingdom; with by John Lindley (1866)
"A Kenus of acantha- ceous plants, distinguished by Delile from the genus Acanthus by reason of its two- celled pod, each cell of which contains one ..."

2. The New International Encyclopædia edited by Daniel Coit Gilman, Harry Thurston Peck, Frank Moore Colby (1902)
"Of a dozen varieties of the genus Acanthus two only were anciently common in Mediterranean lands: the wild Acanthus (Acanthus ..."

3. Magazine of Natural History edited by John Claudius Loudon, Edward Charlesworth, John Denson (1829)
"... inapplicable to the holly, and except by way of contrast (as Linnaeus employs it in naming one species), almost equally so to the modern genus Acanthus. ..."

4. The Natural History of Plants: Their Forms, Growth, Reproduction, and by Anton Kerner von Marilaun (1902)
"The genus Acanthus grows particularly in the region of the Mediterranean Flora. The leaves of several species of Acanthus, eg Acanthus spinosissimus (see ..."

5. The Classical Museum by Leonhard Schmitz (1846)
"... all be comprised under the same denomination. I shall produce them according to their order in the Linnaean arrangement. I. THE genus Acanthus.—Linn. ..."

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