noun, plural a·can·thus·es, a·can·thi [uh-kan-thahy]. /əˈkæn θaɪ/.
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Origin of acanthus
OTHER WORDS FROM acanthusa·can·thine [uh-kan-thin, -thahyn], /əˈkæn θɪn, -θaɪn/, adjective
Words nearby acanthus
Example sentences from the Web for acanthus
This basket happened to be placed just above the root of an acanthus.Ten Books on Architecture|Vitruvius
The legs are boldly carved with the acanthus leaf, and everything about the piano is as elegant as possible.The Old Furniture Book|N. Hudson Moore
It has a greater resemblance to the acanthus plant than it has to any solar disk imaginable.The Swastika|Thomas Wilson
The tamarisk appears afterwards to have given the idea of a subdivision of leaf more pure and quaint than that of the acanthus.The Stones of Venice, Volume I (of 3)|John Ruskin
The capitals are formed by the semi-Gothic classical acanthus leaves of the period.Cathedral Cities of Italy|William Wiehe Collins