Acanthaceous
Acanthaceous Ac"an*tha"ceous, a. 1. Armed with prickles, as a plant. [1913 Webster]

2. (Bot.) Of, pertaining to, or resembling, the family of plants of which the acanthus is the type. [1913 Webster]


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  • acanthaceous — adj. [Gr. akantha, thorn, spine] Pertaining to being armed with spines or prickles …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • acanthaceous — /ak euhn thay sheuhs/, adj. 1. having prickly growths. 2. belonging to the plant family Acanthaceae. Cf. acanthus family. [1745 55; < NL Acanthace(ae) (see ACANTHUS, ACEAE) + OUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • acanthaceous — adjective a) Armed with prickles, as a plant. b) Of, pertaining to, or resembling, the family of plants of which the acanthus is the type. See Also: acantha …   Wiktionary

  • acanthaceous — acan·tha·ceous (ak″an thaґshəs) bearing prickles or spines …   Medical dictionary

  • acanthaceous — ac·an·tha·ceous …   English syllables

  • acanthaceous — /ˌækænˈθeɪʃəs/ (say .akan thayshuhs) adjective Botany 1. having prickly growths. 2. belonging to the Acanthaceae or Acanthus family of plants. {acanth(o) + aceous} …   Australian English dictionary

  • acanthaceous — adjective see acanthaceae …   Useful english dictionary

  • Adhatoda Vasica — Malabar Mal a*bar , n. A region in the western part of the Peninsula of India, between the mountains and the sea. [1913 Webster] {Malabar nut} (Bot.), the seed of an East Indian acanthaceous shrub, the {Adhatoda Vasica}, sometimes used… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Malabar — Mal a*bar , n. A region in the western part of the Peninsula of India, between the mountains and the sea. [1913 Webster] {Malabar nut} (Bot.), the seed of an East Indian acanthaceous shrub, the {Adhatoda Vasica}, sometimes used medicinally. [1913 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Malabar nut — Malabar Mal a*bar , n. A region in the western part of the Peninsula of India, between the mountains and the sea. [1913 Webster] {Malabar nut} (Bot.), the seed of an East Indian acanthaceous shrub, the {Adhatoda Vasica}, sometimes used… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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