Meaning of bear's breech in English:

bear's breech


  • A Mediterranean plant with large deep-cut leaves and tall spikes of purple-veined white flowers.

    Acanthus mollis, family Acanthaceae

    ‘Santolina is clipped into clouds and punctuation is provided by six foot tall teasels, milk thistles, huge artichokes and great clumps of bear's breeches.’
    • ‘Which plant has the common name bear's breeches?’
    • ‘I have also had great success with bear's breech and common calla.’
    • ‘A native of the Mediterranean region, bear's breech does well in a sunny site with well-drained soil.’
    • ‘This species of bear's breeches is a clump-forming perennial which is grown as much for its attractive foliage as for its architecturally bold flower spikes.’
    • ‘I have a bear's breech planted in the shade.’
    • ‘Commonly known as bear's breech, is in the family Acanthaceae.’
    • ‘In late summer, bear's breeches blooms with creamy white to slightly pink or purplish flowers on dramatically tall, erect stalks held way above the foliage.’