- 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
- the flower
- gum arabic
- locust (sense )also called false acacia
Origin of acaciaMiddle English from Old French acacie from Classical Latin acacia from Classical Greek akakia, shittah tree, thorny tree; probably from ak?, a point, thorn from Indo-European base an unverified form a?-: see acid
- Any of various often spiny trees or shrubs of the genus Acacia in the pea family, having alternate, bipinnately compound leaves or leaves represented by flattened leafstalks and heads or spikes of small flowers.
- Any of several other plants in the pea family, especially of the genus Robinia.
- See gum arabic.
Origin of acaciaMiddle English from Latin from Greek akakiā
(countable and uncountable, plural acacias)
- (countable, botany) A shrub or tree of the genus Acacia, or from a species formerly classified in this genus, or believed to belong to the genus. [First attested around 1350 to 1470.]
- (uncountable, pharmacy) The thickened or dried juice of several species of Acacia, in particular Acacia nilotica, the Egyptian acacia. [First attested around 1350 to 1470.]
- A false acacia; robinia tree, Robinia pseudoacacia. [First attested in the mid 17th century.]
- (uncountable) Gum arabic; gum acacia. [First attested in the early 19th century.]
- (loosely) Any of several related trees, such as the locust.
- A light to moderate greenish yellow with a hint of red.
- A taxonomic genus within the family Leguminosae — mostly thornless Australasian shrubs and trees. [2000-]
- (superseded) A genus that included all the genera now included in tribe Acacieae.
- An epithet in a botanical name at the rank between species and genus, a name which applies to a section of the genus Acacia.
- Portions of the circumscription of the genus is quite controversial.
From Ancient Greek ἀκακία (akakia, “shittah tree”), from ἀκή (akē, “point”), probably from Egyptian .
acacia - Computer Definition
(Acacia Technologies, Lisle, IL) A former business unit of Computer Associates (CA) whose product line was sold to SSA Global Technologies, Inc. in 2002. Its primary products, PRMS, KBM and Warehouse BOSS continue to be offered as part of SSA's enterprise platform. Acacia was created primarily from CA's acquisition of Pansophic Systems in 1991, and in 1999, CA merged Acacia with the MK Group to become the interBiz Supply Chain Group within the interBiz Solution division of the company. SSA acquired the supply chain management, financial management and human resource management product lines of interBiz, which made up the eBusiness applications division of CA. For more information, visit www.ssaglobal.com. See PRMS.