What is another word for acanthous?

66 synonyms found


[ ɐkˈanθəs], [ ɐkˈanθəs], [ ɐ_k_ˈa_n_θ_ə_s]

Acanthous is a term that refers to something that is spiky or thorny, like a plant or a crown. Synonyms for acanthous include spiky, thorny, prickly, barbed, bristly, spiny, and sharp-edged. Other related terms include "spiculated" or "spinose", which describe something that is covered in long, sharp projections. These terms are often used to describe plants such as cacti or succulents, as well as animals that have spines or thorns as a means of defense against predators. The word acanthous is derived from the Greek word "akantha", which means "thorn", and has been used in English since the 17th century.

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What is the acanthous flower?

Acanthous is a genus of flowering plants in the aster family, Asteraceae. There is one recognized species, Acanthous alpinus. It is endemic to the Alps, where it grows in subalpine meadows and on slopes at high altitude.

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