One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A North American tree with compound leaves and dense hanging clusters of fragrant white flowers, widely grown as an ornamental.
Robinia pseudoacacia, family Leguminosae
- ‘They both include a number of trees and mature shrubbery, including the protected false acacia.’
- ‘Locust trees, or false acacias, also present imputrecible (rot-proof) characteristics and have the distinctive particularity to grow several shoots when they are cut to the stump, thus greatly facilitating their culture.’
- ‘Beekeepers producing honey from the flowers of false acacias are panicking about the possibility that the trees may soon be regulated as an exotic species.’
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