(also acacia tree)
A tree or shrub of warm climates which bears spikes or clusters of yellow or white flowers and is typically thorny. Also called wattle1, especially in Australia.
- Genus Acacia, family Leguminosae: numerous species
More example sentences
- That is where you've got grazing land largely, and it appears that the woody vegetation, trees, eucalypts and acacias, native pines and other shrubs, are becoming denser and denser.
- Alerted by phone, the local authorities had come to see what was happening in Mekhembar, a village of 1,500 people set among thorny acacias and baobab trees with their bulging trunks.
- When particular plants flower in sequence, I have seen the same natural area bathed in the yellow of acacias, white of tea-trees, or pink and purple.
late Middle English: via Latin from Greek akakia.