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Definition of the noun Acanthis

What does Acanthis mean as a name of something?

Acanthis is a genus of Aves, described by Keyserling & Blasius in 1840.

Acanthis is a genus of Mollusca, described by de Serres in 1816.

Acanthis is a genus of Fringillidae, described by von Borkhausen in 1797.

Acanthis is a genus of Aves, described by Bechstein in 1803.

Acanthis is a genus of Aves (awaiting allocation), described by Bechstein in 1803.


Acanthis or Acanthyllis was the daughter of Hippodamia and Autonous and sister to Anthus, Erodius, Schoenous and Acanthus. When their father's horses attacked Anthus out of hunger and ate him, Zeus and Apollo, out of pity for the grieving family, transformed them into birds. Acanthis thus became a thistle finch.

Phrases with Acanthis

Phrases starting with the word Acanthis:

  1. Acanthis Cabaret
  2. Acanthis flammea
  3. Acanthis Johannis
  4. Acanthis Cannabina
  5. Acanthis hornemanni
  6. Acanthis Yemenensis
  7. Acanthis flammea flammea
  8. Acanthis flammea rostrata
  9. Acanthis Flammea Islandica

Phrases ending with the word Acanthis:

  1. genus Acanthis
  2. Imania acanthis
  3. Emrahia Acanthis
  4. Squalus Acanthis
  5. Allomyia acanthis
  6. species Imania acanthis
  7. Species Squalus Acanthis
  8. species Allomyia acanthis

Other phrases containing the word Acanthis:

  1. Species Acanthis Cabaret
  2. species Acanthis flammea
  3. Species Acanthis Johannis

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Acanthis

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Google previewThe Physical Dictionary, Wherein the Terms of Anatomy, the Names and Causes of Diseases, Chirurgical Instruments, and Their Use, are Accurately Described ... The Seventh Edition, Etc (1726)


Carduellis, Acanthis, thisisa little noted Bird, elegant for its sweet Song, and commended as excellent Food. The Dung of ...

Google previewLexicon latino-belgicum novum ... Tertia editione ... purgatum & ... ditatum, cura & studio Arn. Henr. Westerhovii. Editio quarta ... denuo diligenter repurgata (1771)

by Samuel Pitiscus, Arnoldus Henricus Westerhoff

Ruta nitenc violis, fragrant juga rurfus acanthis, Ес nemus halantes fpargit odoris opes. Interea blandœ variar modulamîna linguœ Daulias, & cœfum prœñca luget Ityn; Aggemit & 1аеГа5 Progne canil: aemula tœdas Tereos, & ruptì mutua jura ...

Google previewThe Stanford Dictionary of Anglicised Words and Phrases (1892)

by Charles Augustus Maude Fennell

acanthis, sb. : Lat. : name of a species of birds of the finch family (Fringilla carduelis) which frequent thorn bushes. 1594 Like two sweet birds, surnam'd th' Ancanthides, Which we call Thistle- warps, that near no seas Dare ever come: Marlowe, ...

Google previewThe Project Gutenberg Encyclopedia (101-)

by Project Gutenberg

The redpoll (Acanthis linaria), chaffinch (Fringilla coelebs) and greenfinch ( Chloris chloris) are established in New Zealand, the last named being a pest there, as is also the cirlbunting (Emberiza cirlus)—the yellowhammer (E. citrinella ) being ...

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Arctic Redpoll (Acanthis hornemanni)

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Scrabble value of A1C3A1N1T1H4I1S1

The value of this 8-letter word is 13 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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