Origin of acacia
Examples from the Web for acacia
The basic Acacia model, equipped with seven branches that have a combined capacity of 1.4 kilowatts, costs $100,000.
In every direction there were wide skies, gold grass hills and acacia trees.Borana Joins the Fight to Save Kenya’s Rhinos…and Wants You to Help Too|Joanna Eede|February 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Beyond the river, caramel plains rolled away to the distant horizon, spotted with acacia trees and slow-moving giraffe.Walking With Wildebeests: Exploring the Serengeti on Foot|Joanna Eede|July 9, 2013|DAILY BEAST
We saw a small group of women and children under an acacia tree and my friend and I walked toward them.Isabel Allende: How a Mysterious Baby Girl Sparked My Fight for Women|Isabel Allende|October 20, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The testimony of Lynch and Schwarz should, therefore, forever settle the question of the existence of the acacia in Palestine.The Symbolism of Freemasonry|Albert G. Mackey
He saw the young man come riding up the acacia path, and he instantaneously guessed his mission.
Figures on their paintings are decked with crowns and garlands of anemone, acacia, convolvulus, and some others.
He went to look for Emma, and saw her sitting under the acacia tree on the bench, which faced the other way.Johnny Ludlow, Fourth Series|Mrs. Henry Wood
The blue jay laughed again in the acacia by the gate, laughed and flew away.The Lamp in the Desert|Ethel M. Dell
British Dictionary definitions for acacia
Word Origin for acacia
Word Origin and History for acacia
1540s, from Latin acacia, from Greek akakia "thorny Egyptian tree," perhaps related to Greek ake "point, thorn," from PIE root *ak- "sharp" (see acrid). Or perhaps a Hellenization of some Egyptian word. From late 14c. in English as the name of a type of gum used as an astringent, etc.