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Of the nature of an acanthus; (in later use) specifically belonging to or characteristic of the family Acanthaceae, comprising chiefly tropical shrubs and vines and having the genus Acanthus as the type genus.
Mid 18th century; earliest use found in Ephraim Chambers (?1680–1740), encyclopaedist. From post-classical Latin acanthaceus + -ous.
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.