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acanthaceous

[ak-uh n-they-shuh s]
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adjective
  1. having prickly growths.
  2. belonging to the plant family Acanthaceae.
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Origin of acanthaceous

1745–55; < New Latin Acanthace(ae) (see acanthus, -aceae) + -ous
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British Dictionary definitions for acanthaceous

acanthaceous

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