acanthine

adjective

acan·​thine
əˈkan(t)thə̇n,
-nˌthīn
1
: of or relating to the acanthus plant
2
: resembling the leaves of the acanthus plant

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Word History

Etymology

Latin acanthinus, from acanthus + -inus -ine

First Known Use

1753, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of acanthine was in 1753

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“Acanthine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/acanthine. Accessed 26 Sep. 2022.

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