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Cephalacanthus spinarella
Batfish Bat"fish`, n. (Zo["o]l.) A name given to several species of fishes: (a) The Malthe vespertilio of the Atlantic coast. (b) The flying gurnard of the Atlantic (Cephalacanthus spinarella). (c) The California batfish or sting ray (Myliobatis Californicus.)
G triacanthus
Locust tree Lo"cust tree` [Etymol. uncertain.] (Bot.) A large North American tree of the genus Robinia (R. Pseudacacia), producing large slender racemes of white, fragrant, papilionaceous flowers, and often cultivated as an ornamental tree. In England it is called acacia. Note: The name is also applied to other trees of different genera, especially to those of the genus Hymen[ae]a, of which H. Courbaril is a lofty, spreading tree of South America; also to the carob tree (Ceratonia siliqua), a tree growing in the Mediterranean region. Honey locust tree (Bot.), a tree of the genus Gleditschia ) G. triacanthus), having pinnate leaves and strong branching thorns; -- so called from a sweet pulp found between the seeds in the pods. Called also simply honey locust. Water locust tree (Bot.), a small swamp tree (Gleditschia monosperma), of the Southern United States.
Gyracanthus
Gyracanthus Gyr`a*can"thus, n. [NL., fr. Gr, ? round + ? spine.] (Paleon.) A genus of fossil fishes, found in Devonian and carboniferous strata; -- so named from their round, sculptured spines.
Malacanthus plumieri
Matajuelo banco Ma`ta*jue"lo ban"co [Sp. blanco white.] A West Indian food fish (Malacanthus plumieri) related to the tilefish.
Stromateus triacanthus
Dollar Dol"lar, n. [D. daalder, LG. dahler, G. thaler, an abbreviation of Joachimsthaler, i. e., a piece of money first coined, about the year 1518, in the valley (G. thal) of St. Joachim, in Bohemia. See Dale.] 1. (a) A silver coin of the United States containing 371.25 grains of silver and 41.25 grains of alloy, that is, having a total weight of 412.5 grains. (b) A gold coin of the United States containing 23.22 grains of gold and 2.58 grains of alloy, that is, having a total weight of 25.8 grains, nine-tenths fine. It is no longer coined. Note: Previous to 1837 the silver dollar had a larger amount of alloy, but only the same amount of silver as now, the total weight being 416 grains. The gold dollar as a distinct coin was first made in 1849. The eagles, half eagles, and quarter eagles coined before 1834 contained 24.75 grains of gold and 2.25 grains of alloy for each dollar. 2. A coin of the same general weight and value, though differing slightly in different countries, current in Mexico, Canada, parts of South America, also in Spain, and several other European countries. 3. The value of a dollar; the unit commonly employed in the United States in reckoning money values. Chop dollar. See under 9th Chop. Dollar fish (Zo["o]l.), a fish of the United States coast (Stromateus triacanthus), having a flat, roundish form and a bright silvery luster; -- called also butterfish, and Lafayette. See Butterfish. Trade dollar, a silver coin formerly made at the United States mint, intended for export, and not legal tender at home. It contained 378 grains of silver and 42 grains of alloy.
Stromateus triacanthus
Butterfish But"ter*fish`, n. (Zo["o]l.) A name given to several different fishes, in allusion to their slippery coating of mucus, as the Stromateus triacanthus of the Atlantic coast, the Epinephelus punctatus of the southern coast, the rock eel, and the kelpfish of New Zealand.

Meaning of Acanthus from wikipedia

- Acanthus (plural: acanthus, rarely acanthuses in English, or acanthi in Latin), in its feminine form acantha (plura: acanthae), is the Latinised form of...
- height. Acanthus arboreus Forssk. (1775) Acanthus austromont**** Vollesen (2007) Acanthus balcanicus Heywood & I.Richardson (Syn. Acanthus hungaricus...
- a dress embroidered with acanthus leaves. Plants of Acanthus mollis Inflorescence of Acanthus mollis ...
- species of the Acanthus genus of plants, which have deeply cut leaves with some similarity to those of the thistle and poppy. Both Acanthus mollis and the...
- Acanthus spinosus, the spiny bear's breech, is a species of flowering plant in the family Acanthaceae, native to southern Europe, from Italy to western...
- Acanthus balcanicus, is an endemic herbaceous perennial plant in the genus Acanthus, native to the Balkan peninsula, up to Dalmatia. This plant is also...
- Cl****: Rhabditophora Order: Plagiorchiida Family: Philophthalmidae Genus: Parorchis Species: P. acanthus Binomial name Parorchis acanthus Nicoll, 1907...
- of Acanthus ilicifolius have been used to treat asthma, diabetes, leprosy, hepatitis, snake bites, and rheumatoid arthritis. The leaves of Acanthus ebracteatus...
- Acanthus (Gr****: Ἄκανθος; in Ptolemy, Ἀκανθῶν Πόλις) was an ancient city of Egypt, on the western bank of the Nile, 120 stadia south of Memphis. Its...
- maniples of Bishop Frithestan of Winchester, which are ornamented with acanthus leaves, alongside figures that bear the stamp of Byzantine art. The surviving...
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