Meaning of acanthus
Pronunciation: (u-kan'thus), [key]
— pl. -thus•es, -thi
- any of several plants of the genus Acanthus, of the Mediterranean region, having spiny or toothed leaves and showy, white or purplish flowers. Cf. acanthus family.
- an architectural ornament, as in the Corinthian capital, resembling the leaves of this plant.
- acanthus (Thesaurus)