Bear's-breech

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Bear's-breech a widely cultivated southern European acanthus (Acanthus mollis) with whitish purple-veined flowers. See Acanthus n., 1.
    • Bear's-breech (Bot) The English cow parsnip (Heracleum sphondylium
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Bear's-breech a common name for plants of the genus Acanthus
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. bera; Ger. bär; cf. L. fera, a wild beast, akin to Gr. thēr, Æolian phēr.