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acanthaceous

ac·an·tha·ceous
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Transcription

    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ak-uh n-they-shuh s]
    • /ˌæk ənˈθeɪ ʃəs/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ak-uh n-they-shuh s]
    • /ˌæk ənˈθeɪ ʃəs/

Definitions of acanthaceous word

  • adjective acanthaceous of or relating to the Acanthaceae, a mainly tropical and subtropical family of flowering plants that includes the acanthus 3
  • adjective acanthaceous having spiny or prickly outgrowths 3
  • adjective acanthaceous having prickly growths. 1
  • adjective acanthaceous belonging to the plant family Acanthaceae. 1
  • adjective acanthaceous (botany): Of, pertaining to, or resembling, a member of the Acanthaceae family. 0
  • adjective acanthaceous Armed with prickles, as a plant. 0

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Origin of acanthaceous

First appearance:

before 1745
One of the 47% newest English words
1745-55; < New Latin Acanthace(ae) (see acanthus, -aceae) + -ous

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Parts of speech for Acanthaceous

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acanthaceous popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 37% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 57% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

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