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acanthus family

noun
the plant family Acanthaceae, typified by tropical herbaceous plants and shrubs having simple opposite leaves, clusters of tubular bracted flowers, and seeds sometimes dispersed by exploding fruit, including the acanthus, caricature, and shrimp plant.
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acanthus family

noun
widely distributed herbs and shrubs and trees; sometimes placed in the order Scrophulariales [syn: Acanthaceae
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