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  • noun Plural form of acanthus.


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  • The morning was glorious; on the right the blue waves broke with a gentle murmur on the strand; on the left, in the distance, the mountains were tinged with a roseate hue; the plain was covered with tall grass sprinkled with flowers; the road was lined with aloes, jujubes, and acanthuses, and before them lay a cloudless horizon.

    Laboulaye's Fairy Book Edouard Laboulaye 1847


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