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Acantha   Listen
noun
Acantha  n.  
1.
(Bot.) A prickle.
2.
(Zool.) A spine or prickly fin.
3.
(Anat.) The vertebral column; the spinous process of a vertebra.






Collaborative International Dictionary of English 0.48








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"Acantha" Quotes from Famous Books



... knows, for Tamburlaine's repair, That strikes a terror to all Turkish hearts, Natolia hath dismiss'd the greatest part Of all his army, pitch'd against our power Betwixt Cutheia and Orminius' mount, And sent them marching up to Belgasar, Acantha, Antioch, and Caesarea, To aid the kings of Soria [63] and Jerusalem. Now, then, my lord, advantage take thereof, [64] And issue suddenly upon the rest; That, in the fortune of their overthrow, We may discourage all the pagan troop That dare attempt ...
— Tamburlaine the Great, Part II. • Christopher Marlowe



Words linked to "Acantha" :   projection, spur, acanthous, spine



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