Part of speech: noun

A thorny flowering plant of the bean family.

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Usage examples "acacia":

  1. Don't you think we ought to plant an acacia? - "If", Lord Dunsany [Dunsany, Edward John Moreton Drax Plunkett, Baron].
  2. Robert walked slowly away from Acacia Cottage. - "Lady Audley's Secret", Mary Elizabeth Braddon.
  3. On one side of the beautiful garden was another beautiful garden, separated from ours by a high wall covered with peach and pear and plum and apricot trees; on the other, accessible to us through a small door in another lower wall clothed with jasmine, clematis, convolvulus, and nasturtium, was a long, straight avenue of almond- trees, acacia, laburnum, lilac, and may, so closely planted that the ivy- grown walls on either side could scarcely be seen. - "Peter Ibbetson", George Du Maurier.