-acanthus

Translingual

suffix
Definitions
  • (zoology) Animal having a spine as specified.

Etymology

Derived from Ancient Greek ἄκανθα (spine, any thorny shrub, thorny bush, thorn).

Origin

Ancient Greek
ἄκανθα
Gloss
spine, any thorny shrub, thorny bush, thorn
Concept
A sharp and hard structure that grows on a plant.
Semantic Field
Agriculture and vegetation
Ontological Category
Person/Thing

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