Bear's-breech
Bear's-breech Bear's"-breech`, bear's-breeches ear's"-breech`es, n. 1. (Bot.) The English cow parsnip ({Heracleum sphondylium}) --Dr. Prior. [1913 Webster]

2. a widely cultivated southern European acanthus ({Acanthus mollis}) with whitish purple-veined flowers. See {Acanthus}, n., 1.

Syn: bear's breech, bear's-breech, bear's breeches, sea holly. [WordNet 1.5]


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  • bear's-breech — [berz′brēch΄] n. ACANTHUS (sense 1): also bear s breech * * * …   Universalium

  • bear's-breech — [berz′brēch΄] n. ACANTHUS (sense 1): also bear s breech …   English World dictionary

  • bear's-breech — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun (plural bear s breeches) : either of two prickly European herbs (Acanthus mollis and A. spinosus) having rough pubescent leaves * * * bear sˈ breech noun Acanthus • • • Main Entry: ↑bear * * * bear s breech «BAIRZ BREECH», n …   Useful english dictionary

  • bear's-breech — švelnusis akantas statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Akantinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, vaistinis augalas (Acanthus mollis), paplitęs šiaurės Afrikoje ir Pietų Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Acanthus mollis angl. artist s acanthus; bear s breech;… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • bear’s breech — akantas statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Akantinių (Acanthaceae) šeimos augalų gentis (Acanthus). atitikmenys: lot. Acanthus angl. acanthus; bear’s breech vok. Akanthus; Bärenklau rus. акант; акантус lenk. akant; niedźwiedzia łapa …   Dekoratyvinių augalų vardynas

  • bear's breech — /ˈbɛəz britʃ/ (say bairz breech) noun a species of acanthus, Acanthus mollis, with deeply lobed dark green leaves growing in a cluster from the base, and spikes of tubular whitish, lilac, or rose flowers with spiny green or purplish bracts. Also …   Australian English dictionary

  • bear's breech — noun widely cultivated southern European acanthus with whitish purple veined flowers • Syn: ↑bear s breeches, ↑sea holly, ↑Acanthus mollis • Hypernyms: ↑acanthus …   Useful english dictionary

  • bear's breech — noun a) Any of two common species of acanthus, Acanthus mollis and, less frequently, Acanthus spinosus. b) Any species of the genus Acanthus. Syn: common bears breech, spiny bears breech, acanthus …   Wiktionary

  • bear's breech — noun a Mediterranean plant with large deep cut leaves and tall spikes of purple veined white flowers. [Acanthus mollis.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • spiny bear's-breech — dygliuotasis akantas statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Akantinių šeimos dekoratyvinis augalas (Acanthus spinosus), paplitęs pietų Europoje, šiaurės Afrikoje ir pietvakarių Azijoje. atitikmenys: lot. Acanthus spinosus angl. spiny bear s breech …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

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