acus, = a needle or pin; as being pointed;
-utus, = indicates possession.
acutus, = sharpened, made pointed, sharp, pointed; acute.
(acute, pointed, i.e. narrowed gradually and making an angle of less that 90º)
carpos, = fruit. (ld, BL, LS)
Africa, = Africa;
-anus, = belonging to, connected with, pertaining to, used to form adjectives from nouns, particularly from geographical and personal names.
africanus, = pertaining to Africa, African.
(from Africa) (BL, ld)