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Meaning of ACACIA

Pronunciation:  u'keyshu

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  any of various spiny trees or shrubs of the genus Acacia

ACACIA is a 6 letter word that starts with A.


 See Also: Acacia auriculiformis, Acacia cambegei, Acacia catechu, Acacia dealbata, Acacia farnesiana, Acacia pycnantha, Acacia xanthophloea, black wattle, cassie, catechu, fever tree, flame tree, genus Acacia, gidgee, golden wattle, gum acacia, gum arabic, huisache, Jerusalem thorn, mimosa, mimosa bush, scented wattle, shittah, shittah tree, silver wattle, stinking wattle, sweet acacia, sweet wattle, tree



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \A*ca"ci*a\, n. (Antiq.)
    A roll or bag, filled with dust, borne by Byzantine emperors,
    as a memento of mortality. It is represented on medals.
  2. \A*ca"cia\, n.; pl. E. {Acacias}, L. {Acaci[ae]}. [L.
    from Gr. ?; orig. the name of a thorny tree found in Egypt;
    prob. fr. the root ak to be sharp. See {Acute}.]
    1. A genus of leguminous trees and shrubs. Nearly 300 species
       are Australian or Polynesian, and have terete or
       vertically compressed leaf stalks, instead of the
       bipinnate leaves of the much fewer species of America,
       Africa, etc. Very few are found in temperate climates.
    2. (Med.) The inspissated juice of several species of acacia;
       -- called also {gum acacia}, and {gum arabic}.
Easton Bible Dictionary

(Heb. shittim) Ex. 25:5, R.V. probably the Acacia seyal (the gum-arabic tree); called the "shittah" tree (Isa. 41:19). Its wood is called shittim wood (Ex. 26:15,26; 25:10,13,23,28, etc.). This species (A. seyal) is like the hawthorn, a gnarled and thorny tree. It yields the gum-arabic of commerce. It is found in abundance in the Sinaitic peninsula.