Ac·​an·​thop·​a·​nax | \ -ˈthäpəˌnaks \

Definition of Acanthopanax

: 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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First Known Use of Acanthopanax

1861, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Acanthopanax

New Latin, from acanth- + Panax

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“Acanthopanax.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Apr. 2021.

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