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Definition of Acaciae
AcaciaeAcacia A*ca"cia, n.; pl. E. Acacias, L. Acaci[ae]. [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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