bull-horn acacia


Definition of bull-horn acacia

: any of several hollow-thorned trees of the genus Acacia especially : a large-thorned chiefly Central American tree (A. cornigera) the thorns of which are inhabited by ants

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History and Etymology for bull-horn acacia

so called from the shape of the thorns

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“Bull-horn acacia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bull-horn%20acacia. Accessed 25 Oct. 2021.

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