Definition of acanthocladous in English:

acanthocladous

adjective

figurative
rare
  • Having spiny branches; (figurative) prickly, fraught.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Asa Gray (1810–1888), botanist. From acantho- + ancient Greek κλάδος shoot + -ous.

Pronunciation:

acanthocladous

/ˌakənˈθɒklədəs/