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a·ca·cia

 (ə-kā′shə)
n.
1. Any of various often spiny trees or shrubs of the genus Acacia in the pea family, having alternate, bipinnately compound leaves or leaves represented by flattened leafstalks and heads or spikes of small flowers.
2. Any of several other plants in the pea family, especially of the genus Robinia.

[Middle English, from Latin, from Greek akakiā.]

acacia

(əˈkeɪʃə)
n
1. (Plants) any shrub or tree of the tropical and subtropical leguminous genus Acacia, having compound or reduced leaves and small yellow or white flowers in dense inflorescences. Also called: acacia tree See also wattle14
2. (Plants) false acacia another name for locust2, locust3
3. (Plants) gum acacia another name for gum arabic
[C16: from Latin, from Greek akakia, perhaps related to akē point]

a•ca•cia

(əˈkeɪ ʃə)

n., pl. -cias.
1. a small tree or shrub of the genus Acacia, of the legume family, having clusters of small yellow flowers.
2. any of several other plants, as the locust tree.
[1535–45; < Latin < Greek akakía Egyptian thorn]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.acacia - any of various spiny trees or shrubs of the genus Acaciaacacia - any of various spiny trees or shrubs of the genus Acacia
genus Acacia - large genus of shrubs and trees and some woody vines of Central and South America, Africa, Australia and Polynesia: wattle; mimosa
shittah, shittah tree - source of a wood mentioned frequently in the Bible; probably a species of genus Acacia
wattle - any of various Australasian trees yielding slender poles suitable for wattle
Acacia catechu, catechu, Jerusalem thorn - East Indian spiny tree having twice-pinnate leaves and yellow flowers followed by flat pods; source of black catechu
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 xanthophloea, fever tree - African tree supposed to mark healthful regions
tree - a tall perennial woody plant having a main trunk and branches forming a distinct elevated crown; includes both gymnosperms and angiosperms
gum acacia, gum arabic - gum from an acacia tree; used as a thickener (especially in candies and pharmaceuticals)
Translations
akaasiaakasia

acacia

[əˈkeɪʃə] Nacacia f

acacia

[əˈkeɪʃə] n (also acacia tree) → acacia m

acacia

n (also acacia tree)Akazie f

acacia

[əˈkeɪʃə] n (acacias or acacia (pl)) → acacia
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Heng Sros, a forest activist in the province, claimed the processed timber belonged to Siemon (Cambodia) Agriculture Comprehensive Development Co, Ltd, which is registered with the General Department of Taxation as a company that deals in crops and acacia trees.
So very much like those grand Acacia trees of old Ponciano Reyes Street, with leaves swaying playfully in the afternoon breeze and tiny people drinking their tea.
It is now auditing environmental policy and on Wednesday it issued a report accusing the forestry department of omissions and errors in burning down a 700-metre strip of acacia trees that acted as a natural barrier to the breeding site for the endangered loggerhead (Caretta Caretta) turtle.
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22 (BNA): Gum Arabic is the exudate produced by two major trees, acacia senegal and acacia seyyal, in addition to 30 other acacia trees all of which comprise the so-called Gum Arabic Belt in the Sudan, said Dr.
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Sure, it was sometimes a dangerous posting with plenty of, as he puts it, 'thumping heart' moments but there were also the times when he supped sugary-tea under acacia trees, made friends with ferocious-looking bushmen and, elsewhere on his travels, was offered a 12-egg omelette.
Khartoum, Sudan (World Conference on Gum Arabic)-Gum Arabic is the exudate produced by two major trees, Acacia Senegal and Acacia Seyal, in addition to 30 other Acacia trees, which, all, comprise the so called Gum Arabic Belt in the Sudan.
Located 57km from the wilayat of Sur, Al Saleel Nature Park is spread over an area of 220sq km, and is predominantly covered by forests of acacia trees. The park is home to a number of rare species such as the Arabian gazelle, the Omani wild cat (Al Senmar) and other animals which have made this environment their home, including the red fox, the Egyptian eagle and others.