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robinia Line breaks: rob|inia
Pronunciation: /rəˈbɪnɪə/

Definition of robinia in English:


A North American tree or shrub of a genus that includes the false acacia.
  • Genus Robinia, family Leguminosae
Example sentences
  • Last summer our glorious 25 ft-high golden robinia had to be cut down to a foot-high stump and the garden looked very bare without it.
  • Doors and windows were made from local larch and robinia cut in small sections and relatively short lengths, using wood which is normally wasted.


Modern Latin, named after Jean and Vespasien Robin, 17th-century French gardeners to the royal family in Paris.

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