A a


    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [uh-key-shuh]
    • /əˈkeɪ ʃə/
    • /əˈkeɪ.ʃə/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [uh-key-shuh]
    • /əˈkeɪ ʃə/

Definitions of acacia word

  • variable noun acacia An acacia or an acacia tree is a tree which grows in warm countries and which usually has small yellow or white flowers. 3
  • noun acacia any shrub or tree of the tropical and subtropical leguminous genus Acacia, having compound or reduced leaves and small yellow or white flowers in dense inflorescences 3
  • noun acacia any of several trees, shrubs, or other plants (genus Acacia) of the mimosa family, with clusters of yellow or white flowers: many are cultivated as ornamentals, and some yield gum arabic, dyes, or perfumes 3
  • noun acacia the flower 3
  • noun acacia gum arabic 3
  • noun acacia locust (sense 3) locust (sense 3a) 3

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Origin of acacia

First appearance:

before 1535
One of the 29% oldest English words
1535-45; < Latin < Greek akakía Egyptian thorn

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Parts of speech for Acacia


acacia popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 88% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

acacia usage trend in Literature

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