Related Content

More Like This

Show all results sharing this subject:

  • Art & Architecture


Show Summary Details



Quick Reference

A conventionalized representation of the leaf of this plant is used especially as a decoration for Corinthian column capitals. The term in this sense dates from the mid 18th century; the name of the plant comes via Latin from Greek akanthos, from akantha ‘thorn’, from akē ‘sharp point’.

Reference entries