Definition of acacia:
- A genus of leguminous trees and shrubs. Nearly 300 species are Australian or Polynesian, and have terete or vertically compressed leaf stalks, instead of the bipinnate leaves of the much fewer species of America, Africa, etc. Very few are found in temperate climates.
- A roll or bag, filled with dust, borne by Byzantine emperors, as a memento of mortality. It is represented on medals.
- The inspissated juice of several species of acacia; - called also gum acacia, and gum arabic.
- "Parables Of A Province", Gilbert Parker Last Updated: March 13, 2009.
The house, when I approached it next morning, strongly reminded me of the old home of the family many leagues away, only it was if possible more lonely and dreary in appearance, without even an old half- dead acacia tree to make it less desolate.- "Far Away and Long Ago", W. H. Hudson.
At noon, on the 1st of December, they were still amongst the pine ridges; after noon the country began to improve, and they rode across large plains well grassed and covered with acacia trees of fine growth, but totally destitute of water; they were in consequence obliged to tether the horses all night.- "Expedition into Central Australia", Charles Sturt.