See also: acacia, acácia, and acàcia

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From Ancient Greek ἀκακία (akakía, shittah tree), from ἀκή (akḗ, point), probably from Egyptian[1].

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Acacia f

  1. (sensu stricto) A taxonomic genus within the family Leguminosae – mostly thornless Australasian shrubs and trees. [2000-]
  2. (sensu lato, superseded) A genus that included all the genera now included in tribe Acacieae.
  3. An epithet in a botanical name at the rank between species and genus, a name which applies to a section of the genus Acacia.

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  1. ^ Morris, William, ed. The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language. New York: American Heritage Publishing Co., Inc., 1971.