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|Noun||1.||genus Acanthus - bear's breeches|
asterid dicot genus - genus of more or less advanced dicotyledonous herbs and some trees and shrubs
Acanthaceae, acanthus family, family Acanthaceae - widely distributed herbs and shrubs and trees; sometimes placed in the order Scrophulariales
acanthus - any plant of the genus Acanthus having large spiny leaves and spikes or white or purplish flowers; native to Mediterranean region but widely cultivated