acacia

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Acacia acinacea (1)

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acacia (countable and uncountable, plural acacias)

  1. (countable) A shrub or tree of the genus Acacia, or from a species formerly classified in this genus, or believed to belong to the genus. [First attested around 1350 to 1470.][2]
    • 1997, Kenneth M. Old, Ian A. Hood, Zi Qing Yuan, Diseases of Tropical Acacias in Northern Queensland, K. M. Old, Su Lee See, J. K. Sharma (editors), Diseases of Tropical Acacias: Proceedings of an International Workshop held at Subanjeriji (South Sumatra) 28 April - 2 May 1996, page 1,
      The latter species was collected only once in this survey on A. flavescens but is widespread on both tropical and temperate acacias in Australia.
  2. (uncountable, pharmacy) The thickened or dried juice of several species of Acacia, in particular Acacia nilotica, the Egyptian acacia. [First attested around 1350 to 1470.][2]
  3. A false acacia; robinia tree, Robinia pseudoacacia. [First attested in the mid 17th century.][2]
  4. (uncountable) Gum arabic; gum acacia. [First attested in the early 19th century.][2]
  5. (loosely) Any of several related trees, such as the locust.
  6. A light to moderate greenish yellow with a hint of red.
    acacia colour:    
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Etymology 2[edit]

Unknown.

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acacia (plural acacias)

  1. (history, classical studies) A roll or bag, filled with dust, borne by Byzantine emperors, as a memento of mortality. It is represented on medals.

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  1. ^ Morris, William, ed. The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language. New York: American Heritage Publishing Co., Inc., 1971.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Brown, Lesley, ed. The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary. 5th. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2003.

Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin acacia or French acacia.

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  • Hyphenation: aca‧cia

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acacia m (plural acacia's, diminutive acaciaatje n)

  1. (botany) A shrub or tree of a species that belongs to the genus Acacia, is believed to belong to this genus, or once belonged to the genus. In practice it will refer to Robinia pseudoacacia.

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acacia f (plural acacias)

  1. acacia

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Italian[edit]

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acacia f (plural acacie)

  1. acacia (tree)

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek ἀκακία (akakía), from ἀκή (akḗ, point).

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acācia f (genitive acāciae); first declension

  1. The gum arabic tree, Acacia nilotica
  2. The juice or gum of this plant.

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First declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative acācia acāciae
genitive acāciae acāciārum
dative acāciae acāciīs
accusative acāciam acāciās
ablative acāciā acāciīs
vocative acācia acāciae

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Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin acacia or French acacia.

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acacia

  1. Shrubs or trees of the genus Acacia.

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin acacia, from Ancient Greek ἀκακία (akakía) "a thorny Egyptian tree", from ἀκή (akḗ) "point, thorn".

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acacia f (plural acacias)

  1. acacia