noun aca·cia \ə-ˈkā-shə\

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

Full Definition of ACACIA

:  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


noun aca·cia \ə-ˈkā-shə\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of ACACIA

capitalized :  a genus of woody leguminous plants of warm regions having pinnate leaves and white or yellow flower clusters—see catechu
:  any of the genus Acacia of leguminous plants
May 30, 2015
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