noun Ac·an·thop·a·nax \-ˈthäpəˌnaks\

Definition of Acanthopanax

  1. :  a genus of prickly shrubs and trees (family Araliaceae) native to temperate Asia that have handsome palmate leaves and produce green flowers in much-branched clusters

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Origin and Etymology of acanthopanax

New Latin, from acanth- + Panax

First Known Use: 1861

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