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1 As to the Acanthus or thorn, in a more general sense, see B. axis. c. 66, and the Notes.
2 Pliny the Younger speaks of the Acanthus being used for a similar purpose, Epist. B. v. Ep. 6.
3 The Acanthus spinosus of Linnæus.
4 The Acanthus mollis of Linnæus; the brankursine.
5 "Lad's love."
6 "Black-leafed." Fée thinks it probable that this name may have been given to the variety "niger," of Miller, which grows in great abundance in Sicily and Italy.
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