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

  • n. A thorny shrub (Acacia farnesiana) of the pea family, native to tropical and subtropical America, having bipinnately compound leaves, small flower heads, and fragrant flowers that yield an essential oil used in perfumery.

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

  • n. tropical American thorny shrub or small tree; fragrant yellow flowers used in making perfumery


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