Definition of Acanthaceae
: a family of widely distributed herbs, shrubs, and trees (order Polemoniales) having opposite leaves and tubular bracted irregular flowers with two or four stamens
acanthaceous\¦aˌkan¦thāshəs, ¦akən-\ adjective
acanthad\əˈkan(t)thəd, -nˌthad\ noun, plural
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Origin and Etymology of acanthaceae
New Latin, from Acanthus, type genus + -aceae
First Known Use: 1819
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