Definitions

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  • proper noun A genus that included all the genera now included in tribe Acacieae.
  • proper noun An epithet in a botanical name at the rank between species and genus, a name which applies to a section of the genus Acacia.

Etymologies

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From Ancient Greek ἀκακία (akakia, "shittah tree"), from ἀκή (akē, "point"), probably from Egyptian.

Examples

  • The undulating plains to the west are grass-covered with occasional umbrella acacia Acacia tortilis and Commiphora africana trees, which become almost desert during periods of severe drought.

    Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania

  • However, nourished by dew, the eastern Jidda 'is relatively well vegetated with a very open acacia woodland of small Acacia tortilis and Prosopis cineraria trees with shrubby A. ehrenbergiana growing in shallow sandy depressions, rock fissures and in drainage swales on the gravel plains.

    Arabian Oryx Sanctuary, Oman

  • The most important of these plants include: mesquite, various species of acacia including Acacia smallii and A. tortuosa, desert hackberry, javelina bush, cenizo (sometimes called purple sage), common bee-brush or white brush (Aloysia wrightii), Texas prickly pear, and tasajillo or desert Christmas cactus.

    Tamaulipan mezquital

  • Of the many species of acacia found in Predynastic Egypt, only the Acacia nilotica grows a single trunk of substantial diameter, rather than several thinner trunks.

    Interactive Dig Hierakonpolis - The Elite Cemetery: Week 7, Part 2

  • Chimpering consisted of a small acacia, or as we say a mulga, hollow, the mulga being the Acacia aneura; here a few bare red granite rocks were exposed to view.

    Australia Twice Traversed, Illustrated,

  • “Methamphetamine has been reported to occur naturally in Acacia berlandieri and possibly Acacia rigidula, trees which grow in west Texas.”

    Archive 2009-10-01

  • The few times that I dealt with polytheistic gods in Acacia: The War With The Mein I was directly inspired by Sumerian models.

    MIND MELD: Gods by the Bushel

  • “Methamphetamine has been reported to occur naturally in Acacia berlandieri and possibly Acacia rigidula, trees which grow in west Texas.”

    Tweak (copy)

  • Joseph Mallozzi's recent review of David Anthony Durham's Acacia is very positive, as were most of the reviews I've seen for it.

    What Books Will be the Fantasy Classics of the New Millennium?

  • Acacia is a novel about the myths empires create to explain their crimes.

    acacia: book one « Love | Peace | Ohana

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