Noun Acacia Definition and Examples







A tree or shrub of warm climates which bears spikes or clusters of yellow or white flowers and is typically thorny.
  1. 'The Plaza, with its canopy of acacias, jacarandas and monkey-puzzles offers an oasis of calm from both the traffic noise and soaring heat of midday.'
  2. 'A bachelor group will arrive at a promising nesting site (adorned with lots of acacia or palm trees, and usually near water), and the males will quickly begin constructing their beautiful vase-like nests out of grass.'
  3. 'I was once asked by my neighbours whether I would mind very much if they were to hop across and chop down the acacias and pines at the bottom of our garden.'
  4. 'Spread out below the ridge is a remarkable expanse of woodlands, an acacia and eucalypt plain of shimmering leaf canopy that extends to the coast.'
  5. 'Scattered trees, mainly acacias and junipers, dot the savanna.'
  6. 'The A to Z of conservatory plants starts with the feathery yellow flowers of the acacia in bloom from December to March.'
  7. 'The expanse of space south of Arcadia up the steep ridge will, over a period of some 20 years, be denuded of its black wattles and gum trees, and be replaced with indigenous acacias and proteas.'
  8. 'The place I chose is under a small-leaved acacia tree, with a little direct sun on the water in the morning.'
  9. 'That is where you've got grazing land largely, and it appears that the woody vegetation, trees, eucalypts and acacias, native pines and other shrubs, are becoming denser and denser.'
  10. 'Ngar said authorities in the past introduced pioneer species such as acacias and eucalypts that adapted quickly to badly eroded areas on barren land.'
((n.) A roll or bag, filled with dust, borne by Byzantine emperors, as a memento of mortality. It is represented on medals.|--|(n.) A genus of leguminous trees and shrubs. Nearly 300 species are Australian or Polynesian, and have terete or vertically compressed leaf stalks, instead of the bipinnate leaves of the much fewer species of America, Africa, etc. Very few are found in temperate climates.|--|(n.) The inspissated juice of several species of acacia; -- called also gum acacia, and gum arabic.|--|)


1. a small tree or shrub belonging to the genus Acacia, of the mimosa family, having clusters of small yellow flowers.

2. any of several other plants, as the locust tree.

3. gum arabic.


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"There can be acacia sees."
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"There can be acacia blossoms."
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"There can be acacia people/places/organizations."
"There can be acacia patients."
"There can be acacia nigrescenses."
"There can be acacia names."
"There can be acacia mms."
"There can be acacia leaves."
"There can be acacia groups."
"There can be acacia firsts."

Late Middle English: via Latin from Greek akakia.

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