• A herbaceous plant or shrub with bold flower spikes and spiny decorative leaves, native to Mediterranean regions
  • A conventionalized representation of an acanthus leaf, used esp. as a decoration for Corinthian column capitals
  • ACANTHUS, a prickly herb [n]
  • ACANTHUS, a prickly plant with toothed leaves, also ACANTH, ACANTHA [n]