Acantha

Pronounced ə-KAN-thə
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About the name Acantha

Acantha was a nymph loved by the Greek God Apollo who was turned into a tree. Her name means "thorn" or "prickle".

Acanthus is a genus of prickly flowering plants native to the Mediterranean region that includes the ornamental species Acanthus mollis, commonly known as bear's breeches which is extremely popular as a carved motif in the Corinthian columns of ancient Greek architecture.

Related Names

Acanthe, Akantha, Akanthe, Acanthus, Akanthus

Origin
Europe
Greek

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