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Acacia

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Aca'cia. n.s. [Lat.]

  1. A drug brought from Egypt, which, being supposed the inspissated juice of a tree, is imitated by the juice of sloes, boiled to the same consistence. Dictionaire de Comm. Savary. Trevoux.
  2. A tree commonly so called here, though different from that which produces the true acacia; and therefore termed pseudoacacia, or Virginian acacia.

    It hath a papilionaceous flower, from whose flower-cup rises the pointal, wrapped in a fimbriated membrane, which afterwards becomes a pod, opening into two parts, in which are contained several kidney-shaped seeds. Miller.

Sources: Dictionnaire de Trévoux (10) · Miller, Philip (58) · Savary, Jacques (2)

Attributes: Latin (690) · Noun Substantive (1269)

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