from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In South Africa, a thorny mimosa, Acacia horrida, growing as a shrub or small tree, very common along the course of the Karoo rivers, and very often used for hedges.
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The woody stem acts in these regions as the _doornboom_ of South Africa, the wild sage of the western prairies, and the _shih_ (_absinthium_) of the Arabian desert.
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