Definitions for acaciaəˈkeɪ ʃə
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a small tree or shrub of the genus Acacia, of the legume family, having clusters of small yellow flowers.
any of several other plants, as the locust tree.
Ref: gum arabic.
Origin of acacia:
1535–45; < L < Gk akakía Egyptian thorn
any of various spiny trees or shrubs of the genus Acacia
a roll or bag, filled with dust, borne by Byzantine emperors, as a memento of mortality. It is represented on medals
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
the inspissated juice of several species of acacia; -- called also gum acacia, and gum arabic
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
a large group of trees with astringent and gum-yielding properties, natives of tropical Africa and Australia.
U.S. National Library of Medicine
A plant genus of the family FABACEAE. The gums and tanning agents obtained from Acacia are called GUM ARABIC. The common name of catechu is more often used for Areca catechu (ARECA).