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Sossusvlei Sossusvlei is Namibia’s most iconic tableau: an expansive white clay pan punctuated by stark black acacia trees and flanked by red sand dunes and a blazing blue sky in the background.
Civil servants attached to the local government secretariat now work under an acacia tree just outside the ruins of their former offices.
There's also a 17-foot acacia wood table from Thailand.
A few steps away is the crowning jewel — a stunning 9-foot dining table made from authentic acacia wood.
Flowers are fleeting, so Grubb prefers plants like acacia and cotinus for their foliage.
Neat brick houses with flowering acacias out front are set among rolling fields of rapeseed and wheat.
The next day, from his chair under an acacia tree, Alfred shouts his commands as his sons set up a tent.
Giraffes use their height to good advantage and browse on leaves and buds in treetops that few other animals can reach (acacias are a favorite).
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Origin and Etymology of acacia
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
ACACIA Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of acacia for English Language Learners
: a shrub or tree that grows in warm regions and that has white or yellow flowers
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