noun, plural a·can·thus·es, a·can·thi [uh-kan-thahy] /əˈkæn θaɪ/.
Words nearby acanthus
Origin of acanthus
OTHER WORDS FROM acanthusa·can·thine [uh-kan-thin, -thahyn] /əˈkæn θɪn, -θaɪn/, adjective
Examples from the Web for acanthus
But Tom drew an acanthus leaf across his face and showed no signs of moving; so I filled my pipe again, and we missed the train.Black Spirits and White|Ralph Adams Cram
Fragment of a plain stel, surmounted by an acroterion, in the form of a palmette in low relief, springing from acanthus leaves.
It used religious symbols extensively, but incorporated in its ornament a few pagan elements, such as the acanthus and the scroll.
Among them are large statues exceedingly well made, images of smaller size, and flowers and acanthus leaves gracefully carved.Ten Books on Architecture|Vitruvius
Theocritus speaks of a prize cup as having a crust of soft Acanthus.Plant Lore, Legends, and Lyrics|Richard Folkard