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Definition of the adjective acanthous

What does acanthous mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective

  1. shaped like a spine or thorn

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Google previewThe rhymers' lexicon (1971)

by Andrew Loring, George Saintsbury

eth supplanteth r chänteth enchänteth anthem anther panther œnanthîc xanthîc acanthîne ' amaranthîne anthine ‚ rhadarnanthine tragacanthìne xanthin acanthous -' ` acanthus agapanthus ailanthus amianthus " anacanthous ananthous.

Google previewA Dictionary of Entomology (2011)

ACANTHOUS Adj. (Greek, akantha = spine.) Something spinous; spiny; prickly. Descriptive of something shaped like a spine. Syn Acanthoid.

Google previewEtymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language (1879)

an evergreen thorn producing flame- coloured berries : pyr'acanthous, a.

Google previewThe Imperial Dictionary and Encyclopedia of Knowledge Unabridged (1892)

Etymological and Pronouncing Literary, Scientific and Technical ... by Charles Annandale

-Acanthoid, Acanthous, a-kanthoid, a-kan'thus, a. Spiny.-Acanthophorous, ak-an-tho'forus, d, Having, or producing spines, or prickles.—Acanthus, a-kanthus, n. Gr. akanthos, from its prickly leaves.

Google previewThe Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia: The Century dictionary ... prepared under the superintendence of William Dwight Whitney ... rev. & enl. under the superintendence of Benjamin E. Smith (1911)

acanthous (a-kan'thus), a... [ K Gr. Gravda, a spine: see acantha and –ous.] Spinous. , Rhe 30 acanthurid ...

Google previewThe Century Dictionary: The Century dictionary (1911)

acanthous (a-kan'thus), a. [( Gr. akavda, a spine: see acantha and -ows.] Spinous. 30 family Acanthuridae.

Google previewThe Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia: The Century dictionary ... prepared under the superintendence of William Dwight Whitney (1903)

acanthous (a-kan'thus), a.

Google previewThe Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia (1904)

A Work of Universal Reference in All Departments of Knowledge, with a New Atlas of the World by William Dwight Whitney

acanthous (a-kan'thus), a. [< Gfr. iixavfia. a spine: see aoantlm and ~0us.] Spmous.

Google previewThe Century Dictionary (1889)

An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney

acanthous (a-kan'thus), a. [< Gr. dKavBa, a spine: see acantha and -ous.] Spinous. pterygian fishes typified ...

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Scrabble value of A1C3A1N1T1H4O1U1S1

The value of this 9-letter word is 14 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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