Definition of acacia in English:


Line breaks: aca¦cia
Pronunciation: /əˈkeɪʃə
, -sɪə/
(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.

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