acanthaceous

[ak-uh n-they-shuh s]

adjective

having prickly growths.
belonging to the plant family Acanthaceae.

Nearby words

  1. acajou,
  2. acalculia,
  3. acaleph,
  4. acampsia,
  5. acantha,
  6. acanthamebiasis,
  7. acanthamoeba,
  8. acanthesthesia,
  9. acanthine,
  10. acanthion


Origin of acanthaceous

1745–55; < New Latin Acanthace(ae) (see acanthus, -aceae) + -ous

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British Dictionary definitions for acanthaceous

acanthaceous

adjective

of or relating to the Acanthaceae, a mainly tropical and subtropical family of flowering plants that includes the acanthus
having spiny or prickly outgrowths
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