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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A deciduous tree (Robinia pseudoacacia) in the pea family, native to the eastern and central United States and having alternate, pinnately compound leaves, spiny stipules, and hanging clusters of fragrant, creamy-white flowers.

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  • n. A tree, Robinia pseudoacacia, in the subfamily Faboideae of the pea family Fabaceae, native to the southeastern United States, but widely planted and naturalized elsewhere in temperate North America, Europe and Asia; considered an invasive species in some areas.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. strong stiff wood of a black-locust tree; very resistant to decay
  • n. large thorny tree of eastern and central United States having pinnately compound leaves and drooping racemes of white flowers; widely naturalized in many varieties in temperate regions

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