Acacia meaning

ə-kāshə
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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.
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Any of several other plants in the pea family, especially of the genus Robinia.
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(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 were folded at that time into 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. SSA itself was purchased in 2006 by Infor (www.infor.com). See PRMS.
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(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.]
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A false acacia; robinia tree, Robinia pseudoacacia. [First attested in the mid 17th century.]
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(uncountable) Gum arabic; gum acacia. [First attested in the early 19th century.]
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(loosely) Any of several related trees, such as the locust.
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A light to moderate greenish yellow with a hint of red.
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(history, classical studies) A roll or bag, filled with dust, borne by Byzantine emperors, as a memento of mortality. It is represented on medals.
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A taxonomic genus within the family Leguminosae — mostly thornless Australasian shrubs and trees. [2000-]
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(superseded) A genus that included all the genera now included in tribe Acacieae.
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An epithet in a botanical name at the rank between species and genus, a name which applies to a section of the genus Acacia.
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(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.]
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Origin of acacia

  • Middle English from Latin from Greek akakiā

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin acacia, from Ancient Greek ἀκακία (akakia, “shittah tree”), from ἀκή (akē, “point”), probably from Egyptian.

    From Wiktionary

  • From Ancient Greek ἀκακία (akakia, “shittah tree”), from ἀκή (akē, “point”), probably from Egyptian.

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  • First attested before 1398.

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  • Unknown.

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