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acanthaceous

[ak-uh n-they-shuh s] /ˌæk ənˈθeɪ ʃəs/
adjective
1.
having prickly growths.
2.
belonging to the plant family Acanthaceae.
Compare acanthus family.
Origin
1745-1755
1745-55; < Neo-Latin Acanthace(ae) (see acanthus, -aceae) + -ous
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British Dictionary definitions for acanthaceous

acanthaceous

/ˌækənˈθeɪʃəs/
adjective
1.
of or relating to the Acanthaceae, a mainly tropical and subtropical family of flowering plants that includes the acanthus
2.
having spiny or prickly outgrowths
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