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acanthus

a·can·thus

acanthus

 
pronunciation:
kaen ths
part of speech: noun
inflections: acanthi, acanthuses
definition 1: any of various Mediterranean plants with large, spiny leaves.
definition 2: in architecture, a decoration resembling acanthus leaves, esp. at the top of a Corinthian column.