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rose acacia


a small tree, Robinia hispida, of the legume family, native to the southeastern U.S., having drooping clusters of large, dark rose-colored flowers.


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Nearby words

roscius, quintus, roscoe, roscoelite, roscommon, rose, rose acacia, rose aphid, rose apple, rose beetle, rose bengal, rose bowl

Origin of rose acacia

First recorded in 1810–20 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for rose acacia

rose acacia


a leguminous shrub, Robinia hispida, of the southern US, having prickly branches bearing clusters of red scentless flowersSee also locust (def. 2)
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