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acacia

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noun aca·cia \ə-ˈkā-shə\

Simple Definition of acacia

  • : a shrub or tree that grows in warm regions and that has white or yellow flowers

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of acacia

  1. 1 :  gum arabic

  2. 2 :  any of a large genus (Acacia) of leguminous shrubs and trees of warm regions with leaves pinnate or reduced to phyllodes and white or yellow flower clusters

Origin of acacia

New Latin, genus name, from Latin, acacia tree, from Greek akakia


First Known Use: 14th century


Medical Dictionary

acacia

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noun aca·cia \ə-ˈkā-shə\

Medical Definition of acacia

  1. 1 capitalized :  a genus of woody leguminous plants of warm regions having pinnate leaves and white or yellow flower clusters—see catechu

  2. 2:  any of the genus Acacia of leguminous plants

  3. 3:  gum arabic




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