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Why are Acacias so named?

Beverly Erlebacher bae at cs.toronto.edu
Wed Apr 1 10:20:15 EST 1998

In article <3521DC49.54D1 at student.murdoch.edu.au>,
Tim  <t.abidin at student.murdoch.edu.au> wrote:
>Can anybody tell me why Acacias are so named or where I can find
>information about this?

Try a dictionary:

a-ca-cia n. 1. Any of various chiefly tropical trees of the genus Acacia,  
  having compound leaves and tight clusters of small yellow or white 
  flowers. 2. Gum arabic.[Lat. <Gk. akakia]

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