Meaning of “acacia” in the English Dictionary

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"acacia" in British English

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acacianoun [ C or U ]

uk /əˈkeɪ.ʃə/ us /əˈkeɪ.ʃə/


  • He asked her to sit beside him beneath the acacia.
  • Outside, only the higher branches of the acacias were touched by the setting sun.
  • The little pond of which I have spoken at the head of the pass, had near it a beautiful clump of acacias of a species entirely new to us.
  • Then I caught a glimpse of gold from the laburnums, of purple from the lilacs, of white from the sweet acacia trees.
  • They are principally bounded with various trees of the pine tribe, intermingled with laurel and acacia.

(Definition of “acacia” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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