Associations to the word «Acacia»

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ACACIA, noun. (countable) A shrub or tree of the tribe Acacieae. [First attested around 1350 to 1470.]
ACACIA, noun. (uncountable) (pharmacy) The thickened or dried juice of several species in Acacieae, in particular Acacia nilotica, the Egyptian acacia. [First attested around 1350 to 1470.]
ACACIA, noun. A false acacia; robinia tree, Robinia pseudoacacia. [First attested in the mid 17th century.]
ACACIA, noun. (uncountable) Gum arabic; gum acacia. [First attested in the early 19th century.]
ACACIA, noun. (loosely) Any of several related trees, such as the locust.
ACACIA, noun. A light to moderate greenish yellow with a hint of red. Acacia colour:    
ACACIA, noun. (history) (classical studies) A roll or bag, filled with dust, borne by Byzantine emperors, as a memento of mortality. It is represented on medals.
ACACIA, proper noun. A taxonomic genus within the family Leguminosae   — mostly thornless Australasian shrubs and trees. [2000-]
ACACIA, proper noun. (superseded) A genus that included all the genera now included in tribe Acacieae.
ACACIA, proper noun. An epithet in a botanical name at the rank between species and genus, a name which applies to a section of the genus Acacia.
ACACIA ANARTHROS, proper noun. A taxonomic species within the family Fabaceae   — a tree of Australia.
ACACIA GUM, noun. The sticky congealed sap of the acacia tree, used as a food additive and in adhesives.
ACACIA PROPINQUA, proper noun. Synonym of Albizia saman.
ACACIA VELD, noun. Flat grassland in Africa interspersed with acacia.

Dictionary definition

ACACIA, noun. Any of various spiny trees or shrubs of the genus Acacia.

Wise words

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