Brankursine
Brankursine Brank"ur*sine, n. [F. branc-ursine, branch-ursine, fr. LL. branca claw + L. ursinus belonging to a bear (fr. ursus bear), i. e., bear's claw, because its leaves resemble the claws of a bear. Cf. {Branch}.] (Bot.) Bear's-breech, or Acanthus. [1913 Webster]

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  • brankursine — braŋˈkərsən noun ( s) Etymology: Middle French branque ursine, from Medieval Latin branca ursina, from Late Latin branca claw + Latin ursina, feminine of ursinus of a bear; from the resemblance of the leaves to the claws of a bear more at ursine …   Useful english dictionary

  • brankursine — brank·ur·sine …   English syllables

  • bramkersine — obs. form of brankursine …   Useful english dictionary

  • branch-hircin — obs. form of brankursine …   Useful english dictionary

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