acanthus leaf

acanthus leaf
лист аканта (в коринфской капители)
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лист аканта (архитектурное украшение, обычно коринфской капители)

Англо-русский строительный словарь. 2013.

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  • acanthus — ► NOUN 1) a plant or shrub with bold flower spikes and spiny decorative leaves. 2) Architecture a representation of an acanthus leaf. ORIGIN Greek akanthos, from akantha thorn …   English terms dictionary

  • acanthus — acanthine /euh kan thin, thuyn/, adj. /euh kan theuhs/, n., pl. acanthuses, acanthi / thuy/. 1. any of several plants of the genus Acanthus, of the Mediterranean region, having spiny or toothed leaves and showy, white or purplish flowers. Cf.… …   Universalium

  • acanthus — [ə kanθəs] noun 1》 a herbaceous plant or shrub with bold flower spikes and spiny decorative leaves, found in warm regions of the Old World. [Genus Acanthus: many species.] 2》 Architecture a representation of an acanthus leaf, used especially as a …   English new terms dictionary

  • acanthus — n. 1 any herbaceous plant or shrub of the genus Acanthus, with spiny leaves. 2 Archit. a conventionalized representation of an acanthus leaf, used esp. as a decoration for Corinthian column capitals. Etymology: L f. Gk akanthos f. akantha thorn… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Acanthus (Plant) —     Acanthus     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Acanthus     A plant, indigenous to middle Europe, the leaf of which has served in all ages as an ornament, or for ornamentation. There are two varieties, one wild and thorny, and one with soft branches… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • acanthus — [ə kan′thəs] n. pl. acanthuses or acanthi [ə kan′thī΄, ə kan′thē΄] [ModL < L < Gr akanthos: see ACANTHO ] 1. any of a genus (Acanthus) of thistlelike plants of the acanthus family with lobed, often spiny leaves and long spikes of white or… …   English World dictionary

  • acanthus — (n.) 1660s, from L. acanthus, from Gk. akanthos, from ake point, thorn (see ACRID (Cf. acrid)) + anthos flower (see ANTHER (Cf. anther)). So called for its large spiny leaves. A conventionalized form of the leaf is used in Corinthian capitals …   Etymology dictionary

  • ACANTHUS —    a leaf like ornament on the capitals of the columns of certain orders of architecture …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • acanthus —    The thorny leaf of an herb native to the Mediterranean region, the design of which has been used as a stylized motif throughout history. Of special note is its use in capitals of the Corinthian and composite order. It sometimes resembles the… …   Glossary of Art Terms

  • acanthus —   n. kind of prickly herbaceous plant, Bear s Breeches; Architecture, leaf decoration used on Corinthian capital …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • interior design — 1. the design and coordination of the decorative elements of the interior of a house, apartment, office, or other structural space, including color schemes, fittings, furnishings, and sometimes architectural features. 2. the art, business, or… …   Universalium

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