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Definition of the noun acantha
What does acantha mean as a name of something?
noun - plural: acanthas
- any sharply pointed projection
Alternative definition of the noun acantha
- [botany]: A prickle.
- [zoology]: A spine or prickly fin.
- [anatomy]: The vertebral column; the spinous process of a vertebra - Dunglison
Acantha is often claimed to be a minor character in Greek mythology whose metamorphosis was the origin of the Acanthus plant. The tale goes that Acantha was a nymph loved by the god Apollo. Acantha however rebutted Apollo's advances and scratched his face when he tried to rape her. As a result Apollo transformed her into the Acanthus, a plant with spiny leaves.
Phrases with Acantha
- Axia Acantha
- Rosa Acantha
- Genus Acantha
- Halme Acantha
- Actaea acantha
- Cancer Acantha
- Mozena Acantha
- Munida Acantha
- Patara Acantha
- Entedon Acantha
- Euhesma acantha
- Bilotina Acantha
- Ceratina acantha
- Empoasca Acantha
- Anapatara Acantha
- Comptosia Acantha
- Dendrilla acantha
- Pediobius Acantha
- Protaetia Acantha
- Arenopontia acantha
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Annals of Horticulture (1847)
Dickson's Acantha is a pure colour, with scarlet corolla ; Gaines' Duchess of Sutherland is a good variety with purple corolla ; Newberry's Delicata is pure, with purplish ...
by William Schaw Lindsay
The Acantha is a species of Mimosa, or Acacia, still common in Egypt, and the origin of our " gum Arabic," perhaps the same as the Shittim wood of Exodus. The present boats are built of it. The Egyptians exported "fine linen" for sail-cloths to ...
The Thorn-Tree: Being a History of Thorn Worship, of the Twelve Tribes of Israel, But More Especially of the Lost Tribes and House of David. [Being a Reply to Bishop Colenso's Work Entitled “The Pentateuch and Book of Joshua Critically Examined.”] By Theta (1863)
by William Thorn
Acantha is the Greek for the same word, so that there can ...
Acantha is a pleasing soft primrose, 10 inches in height. A grand scarlet is Plato, the flowers partially fimbriated. Others are Gladiateur, crimson scarlet; Rev. E. Lascelles, orange yellow, quite charming; Mrs. Hope, bright scarlet; Marbette, plum ...
by Charles Morris
Crahzgus 0:1/acantha is the Hawthorn, or May.
Concise Medical Dictionary (2015)
by Elizabeth Martin
acantha. n. 1. a spine projecting from a *vertebra. 2. the *backbone. Acanthamoeba n. a genus of amoebae commonly found in dust,
designed for the early student, and those who have not made progress in the science by George Roberts
AcANrnorsIS (axav6a, acantha, a spine; mlhg, opsis, a face or look); thorny;face. A genus of fossil fishes of Agassiz. A species is named angustus, or narrow. - ACANTHOPTERYGII (oucav6a, acantha, a spine or thorn; 1rrepvE,ptery.2:, a wing ...
A Dictionary of Entomology (2011)
Acantha; Spine. SPICULUM GASTRALE (Latin, spiculum = a point or dart + gaster = belly; -alis = pertaining to ).
Comprising an Accurate and Popular View of the Present Improved State of Human Knowledge : Illustrated with Upwards of 150 Elegant Engravings. A - B by William Nicholson
ACANTHA, among botanists, a name given to the prickles of thorny plants. ACANTHA is also used by zoologists for the spines of certain fishes, as those of the echinus marinus, &c. ' ACANTHACEOUS, among botanists, an epithet given to all ...
by Richard Dennis Hoblyn
ACANTHA (SicavOa, a thorn).
by Urs Eggli, Leonard E. Newton
(Gymnocalycium, Opuntia poly- acantha var., Parodia) - (3) for the prickly appearance of the leaf rosettes. (Aloe melan- acantha var ...
The British Encyclopedia, Or Dictionary of Arts and Sciences Comprising an Accurate and Popular View of the Present Improved State of Human Knowledge (1809)
by William Nicholson
ACANTHA, among botanists, a name given to the prickles of thorny plants. Acantha is also used by zoologists for the spines of certain fishes, as those of the echinus marinns, &e. ACANTHACEOUS, among - botanists, an epithet given to all the ...
For Use in Elementary Schools by John Kennedy
Acanth — spine, thorn ; acantha- ceous, acanthus f (a thorny shrub). G. acantha. Accip — seize ; occipitTes (an order of rapacious birds). L. ac- cipere. L. ad, to, unto ; capere, to take. Accoutr — dress, array ; accoutrement. ¥. accoutrer.
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