Acanthocarpous A*can`tho*car"pous, a. [Gr. ? thorn + ? fruit.] (Bot.) Having the fruit covered with spines. [1913 Webster] ||

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  • acanthocarpous — adjective Having the fruit covered with spines …   Wiktionary

  • Acanthus — (plural: acanthus , rarely acanthuses (English) or acanthi (Latin), or feminine form acantha) is the Latinized form of the Greek Acanthos or Akanthos. It can also be used as the prefix Acantho , meaning thorny . It may refer to:Botany* Acanthus… …   Wikipedia

  • acanth- — combining form or acantho Etymology: New Latin, from Greek akanth , akantho , from akantha; akin to Old Norse ögn awn more at awn : thorn : spine …   Useful english dictionary

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