One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A cloth bag believed to contain earth or dust, shown in the hands of some eastern Roman emperors and consuls on coins and medals.
Mid 18th century; earliest use found in Nathan Bailey (d. 1742), lexicographer and schoolmaster. From post-classical Latin acacia and its etymon Byzantine Greek ἀκακία, perhaps a transferred use of ancient Greek ἀκακία guilelessness.
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