Definition of Genus acacia
1. Noun. Large genus of shrubs and trees and some woody vines of Central and South America, Africa, Australia and Polynesia: wattle; mimosa.
Group relationships: Mimosoideae, Subfamily Mimosoideae
Member holonyms: Acacia, Shittah, Shittah Tree, Acacia Auriculiformis, Black Wattle, Acacia Cambegei, Gidgee, Stinking Wattle, Acacia Catechu, Catechu, Jerusalem Thorn, Acacia Dealbata, Mimosa, Silver Wattle, Acacia Farnesiana, Cassie, Flame Tree, Huisache, Mimosa Bush, Scented Wattle, Sweet Acacia, Sweet Wattle, Acacia Melanoxylon, Lightwood, Acacia Pycnantha, Golden Wattle, Acacia Xanthophloea, Fever Tree
Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Acacia
Literary usage of Genus acacia
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Pamphlets on Forestry in Hawaii (1917)
"THE genus acacia Before discussing the three endemic Hawaiian species of Acacia, ... The genus Acacia is distributed over the warmer regions of the globe, ..."
2. Paxton's Magazine of Botany, and Register of Flowering Plants by Sir Joseph Paxton (1839)
"An affinity is at once recognizable between this plant and the genus Acacia; the form of the foliage, and the manner in which the flowers are produced, ..."
3. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1902)
"PECULIAR STAGES OF FOLIAGE IN THE genus acacia. CARLETON E. PRESTON. ... For the genus Acacia, Reinke ('96) gives a very comprehensive review of the ..."
4. Botany for High Schools and Colleges by Charles Edwin Bessey (1880)
"The genus Acacia is abundantly represented in Australia, where many of its species, called Wattles, yield most excellent timber. That of A. melanoxylon " is ..."
5. Tariff Hearings Before the Committee on Ways and Means of the House of by Committee on Ways and Means, United States, Congress, House (1908)
"Is it not true that the coloring principle of the product of the genus acacia is readily soluble in either acetic ether or ethyl ether?—X A. 30. ..."
6. Colonization of South Australia by Robert Torrens (1835)
"Trees of the Eucalyptus genus, and of the genus Acacia, are indigenous in ... And again (page 281), " Shrubs of the genus " Acacia were profusely in flower. ..."
7. Cyclopædia of India and of Eastern and Southern Asia, Commercial, Industrial by Edward Balfour (1871)
"... from the necessary thinnings, both for building purposes and for fire-wood. Most of the species now described under the genus Acacia, were formerly, ..."