false acacia

black locust

noun
  1. Also called false acacia, yellow locust. a North American tree, Robinia pseudoacacia, of the legume family, having pinnate leaves and clusters of fragrant white flowers.
  2. honey locust.

Origin of black locust

An Americanism dating back to 1780–90
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British Dictionary definitions for false-acacia

false acacia

noun
  1. the locust treeSee locust (def. 2)
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