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Definition of Acacia

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small tree or shrub that produces clusters of yellow flowers
Acacia Definition from Arts & Humanities Dictionaries & Glossaries
JM Latin-English Dictionary
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acacia| gum arabic tree; gum of this or related trees. gum arabic
Acacia Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(n.)
The inspissated juice of several species of acacia; -- called also gum acacia, and gum arabic.
  
(n.)
A roll or bag, filled with dust, borne by Byzantine emperors, as a memento of mortality. It is represented on medals.
  
(n.)
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.
  
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acacia
see under locust tree
acacia
\a*ca"ci*a\ (&?;), n. (antiq.) a roll or bag, filled with dust, borne by byzantine emperors, as a memento of mortality. it is represented on medals.
acacia
\a*ca"cia\ (&?;), n.; pl. e. acacias (&?;), l. acaci? (&?;). [l. from gr. &?;; orig. the name of a thorny tree found in egypt; prob. fr. the root ak to be sharp. see acute.]
1. 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.
2. (med.) the inspissated juice of several species of acacia; -- called also gum acacia, and gum arabic.


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WordNet 2.0

Noun
1. any of various spiny trees or shrubs of the genus Acacia
(hypernym) tree
(hyponym) shittah, shittah tree
(member-holonym) genus Acacia
(substance-meronym) gum arabic, gum acacia
Acacia Definition from Business & Finance Dictionaries & Glossaries
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Acacia Research Corporation
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Offers investment advisory services; Provides capital and management assistance to emerging or start-up companies; And holds investments in various start-up companies.
Acacia Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
Acacia ( or ) is a monophyletic genus of flowering plants in the legume family, Fabaceae, commonly known as thorn trees or shittah trees. The genus name is derived via Latin from ancient Greek  . It was the name used by Theophrastus and Dioscorides to denote thorn trees, the word root being or , meaning "thorn" and "point" respectively. Before discovery of the New World, Europeans in the Mediterranean region were familiar with several species of Acacia, which they knew as sources of medicine, and had names for them that they inherited from the Greeks and Romans.

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Acacia Definition from Religion & Spirituality Dictionaries & Glossaries
Easton's Bible Dictionary
(Heb. shittim) Ex. 25:5, R.V. probably the Acacia seyal (the gum-arabic tree); called the "shittah" tree (Isa. 41:19). Its wood is called shittim wood (Ex. 26:15,26; 25:10,13,23,28, etc.). This species (A. seyal) is like the hawthorn, a gnarled and thorny tree. It yields the gum-arabic of commerce. It is found in abundance in the Sinaitic peninsula.
Rakefet
Acacia akakia (Greek) [from a not + kakia, kakos evil] Innocence, harmlessness; equivalent to Sanskrit ahimsa.
A leguminous plant bearing white or yellow flowers found in the warmer regions of the globe. In Freemasonry, acacia has a threefold symbolism: 1) immortality of the soul, as the plant continually renews itself; 2) innocence, purity, integrity; and 3) initiation or birth into a "new" life. The acacia seyal is the shrub believed to be the shittah-tree (Isaiah 41:19) that furnished the shittim-wood for the Ark of the Covenant and for the Tabernacle.