Definition of acanth in English:

acanth

noun

rare
  • Any plant of the genus Acanthus or (more widely) the family Acanthaceae.

Origin

Mid 17th century; earliest use found in Balthazar Gerbier (1592–?1667), art agent, miniature painter, and architect. From French acanthe and its etymon classical Latin acanthus acanthus.

Pronunciation:

acanth

/əˈkanθ/