Brank"ur*sine\, n. [F. branc-ursine, branch-ursine, fr. LL. branca claw + L. ursinus belonging to a bear (fr. ursus bear), i. e., bear's claw, because its leaves resemble the claws of a bear. Cf. Branch.] (Bot.) Bear's-breech, or Acanthus.
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