Definition of false acacia in English:

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false acacia


A tree of the same family as the true acacias (Leguminosae), but of a different genus (Robinia), in particular the black locust of North America.
Example sentences
  • They both include a number of trees and mature shrubbery, including the protected false acacia.
  • Beekeepers producing honey from the flowers of false acacias are panicking about the possibility that the trees may soon be regulated as an exotic species.
  • Locust trees, or false acacias, also present imputrecible (rot-proof) characteristics and have the distinctive particularity to grow several shoots when they are cut to the stump, thus greatly facilitating their culture.

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Syllabification: false a·ca·cia

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