acanthine definition

  • adjective:
    • Of, with respect to, or resembling, the plant acanthus.
  • others:
    • related to or resembling flowers of genus Acanthus. In design, ornamented with acanthus-leaves.
    • In ichthyology, spine-like; bearing spines.
  • noun:
    • In architecture, a fillet or any other molding ornamented using acanthus-leaf. Buchanan, Dict. Sci. See cut-under Acanthus.

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