from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A name sometimes applied to the false acacia or locust-tree, Robinia Pseudacacia.


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  • A jumping spider, Bagheera kiplingi, has been found (in populations in Mexico and Costa Rica) to feed on bits of acacia tree sprouting leaflets, dodging resident acacia-tree ants.

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  • They stood for a moment facing each other in the shadow of an acacia-tree with very moonlit blossoms, and the smoke from their cigarettes mingled in the air between them.

    To Let

  • A blackbird broke in on his reverie with an evening song — a great big fellow up in that acacia-tree.

    To Let

  • Qaris, the head steward, steeled himself to approach the queen, who was sitting at the foot of the acacia-tree where she had placed her letter to Seqen.

    The War of the Crowns

  • Ahhotep sat with them at the foot of an acacia-tree armed with fearsome thorns.

    The War of the Crowns

  • There is in front of the house a square reservoir of water, with a current flowing in and out of it; this is bordered by large cypress-trees, and in a corner near the house wall grows a large acacia-tree, the light-green colour and drooping foliage of which gave somewhat of an Indian appearance to the scene.

    Byeways in Palestine

  • With many fears and a beating heart I at last alighted on an acacia-tree.

    The Nursery, May 1873, Vol. XIII. A Monthly Magazine for Youngest People

  • "And, for my part, there are as many holes in my cloak as thorns on that cursed acacia-tree," replied I by way of consolation.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 56, Number 347, September, 1844

  • For me the shadow of an old bowed acacia-tree, held together by iron bands, was over the history of Heathcliff; but the forms and shapes of that mad drama gathered to themselves the lineaments of all my wildest dreams.

    Suspended Judgments Essays on Books and Sensations

  • Another garden spreads before the new wing on the right, and a fine acacia-tree is over the gateway.

    A Wanderer in Venice


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