genus Acacia


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Noun1.genus Acacia - large genus of shrubs and trees and some woody vines of Central and South America, Africa, Australia and Polynesia: wattle; mimosa
rosid dicot genus - a genus of dicotyledonous plants
Mimosoideae, subfamily Mimosoideae - alternative name used in some classification systems for the family Mimosaceae
acacia - any of various spiny trees or shrubs of the genus Acacia
shittah, shittah tree - source of a wood mentioned frequently in the Bible; probably a species of genus Acacia
Acacia auriculiformis, black wattle - Australian tree that yields tanning materials
Acacia cambegei, gidgee, stinking wattle - scrubby Australian acacia having extremely foul-smelling blossoms
Acacia catechu, catechu, Jerusalem thorn - East Indian spiny tree having twice-pinnate leaves and yellow flowers followed by flat pods; source of black catechu
Acacia dealbata, mimosa, silver wattle - evergreen Australasian tree having white or silvery bark and young leaves and yellow flowers
huisache, mimosa bush, scented wattle, sweet acacia, sweet wattle, Acacia farnesiana, cassie, flame tree - tropical American thorny shrub or small tree; fragrant yellow flowers used in making perfumery
Acacia melanoxylon, lightwood - tall Australian acacia yielding highly valued black timber
Acacia pycnantha, golden wattle - shrubby Australian tree having clusters of fragrant golden yellow flowers; widely cultivated as an ornamental
Acacia xanthophloea, fever tree - African tree supposed to mark healthful regions
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African acacias--the type specimen of the genus Acacia having been an example of Acacia nilotica from Egypt, first described in 1754--have played a significant role in the culture and economy of Africa since the get-go.
Acacia modesta belongs to the genus Acacia having about 163 species.
Acacia is a widely used name for trees, most probably because the genus Acacia includes some 1,200 species worldwide, in addition to numerous trees outside the genus, which also are known as acacia.