acacia

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English[edit]

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an acacia (Acacia acinacea) (1)

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin acacia, from Ancient Greek ἀκακία (akakía, shittah tree), either from Proto-Indo-European *h₂eḱ- (sharp) (compare ἀκή (akḗ, point)) or more likely a Pre-Greek word. First attested before 1398. Doublet of cassie.

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acacia (countable and uncountable, plural acacias or acaciae)

  1. (countable) A shrub or tree of the tribe Acacieae. [First attested around 1350 to 1470.][1]
    • 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 in Acacieae, in particular Vachellia nilotica (syn. Acacia nilotica), the Egyptian acacia. [First attested around 1350 to 1470.][1]
  3. A false acacia; robinia tree, Robinia pseudoacacia. [First attested in the mid 17th century.][1]
  4. (uncountable) Gum arabic; gum acacia. [First attested in the early 19th century.][1]
  5. (loosely) Any of several related trees, such as the locust tree.
  6. A light to moderate greenish yellow with a hint of red.
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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. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Brown, Lesley, ed. The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary. 5th. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2003.

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin acacia, from Ancient Greek ἀκακία (akakía). This etymology is incomplete. You can help Wiktionary by elaborating on the origins of this term.

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  • IPA(key): /aːˈkaː.si.aː/
  • (file)
  • 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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  • Indonesian: akasia

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acacia m (plural acacias)

  1. acacia

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin acācia, from Ancient Greek ἀκακία (akakía, shittah tree), from ἀκή (akḗ, point). Doublet of gaggia.

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  • IPA(key): /aˈka.t͡ʃa/
  • Rhymes: -atʃa
  • Hyphenation: a‧cà‧cia

Noun[edit]

acacia f (plural acacie)

  1. acacia (shrub or tree of the tribe Acacieae), particularly:
    • 1567, Ricettario fiorentino [Florentine Cookbook]‎[1], page 13:
      L’Acacia (ſecõdo Dioſcoride) è vn’arbuſcello d'Egitto, ſpinoſo, di rami folto, il quale non creſce in alto, e fa i fiori bianchi
      The acacia (according to Dioscorides) is an Egyptian sapling, thorny, with many branches, that does not develop in height, and makes white flowers
    1. silver wattle (Acacia dealbata)
    2. Mount Morgan wattle (Acacia podalyriifolia)
  2. sweet acacia (Vachellia farnesiana)
    Synonym: gaggia
  3. black locust (Robinia pseudoacacia)
    Synonym: robinia

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  • acacia in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana

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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 (Vachellia nilotica, syn. Acacia nilotica).
  2. the juice or gum of this plant.
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First-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative acācia acāciae
Genitive acāciae acāciārum
Dative acāciae acāciīs
Accusative acāciam acāciās
Ablative acāciā acāciīs
Vocative acācia acāciae
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acāciā f

  1. ablative singular of acācia

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Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin acacia or French acacia.

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acacia f (plural acacii)

  1. shrubs or trees of the genus Acacia

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Etymology[edit]

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

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  • IPA(key): (Spain) /aˈkaθja/, [aˈka.θja]
  • IPA(key): (Latin America) /aˈkasja/, [aˈka.sja]
  • Rhymes: -aθja

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acacia f (plural acacias)

  1. acacia (shrub or tree of the tribe Acacieae)

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