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acanth (s) (noun), acanths (pl)
1. A herbaceous plant of the genus Acanthus: The acanth is a native plant to the Mediterranean area, but is also grown as a decorative and attractive plant, having big spiny foliage with pointed flowers that are white or purplish in color.
2. A decoration or trimming that has been carved or engraved in the shape of the leaves of the Mediterranean plant: An acanth was placed on a Corinthian column of the capital.
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(Greek: used either as a prefix or as a suffix; pointed appendages; spine, spiny; thorn, thorny)