One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A North American tree or shrub of a genus that includes the false acacia.
- ‘Doors and windows were made from local larch and robinia cut in small sections and relatively short lengths, using wood which is normally wasted.’
- ‘Last summer our glorious 25 ft-high golden robinia had to be cut down to a foot-high stump and the garden looked very bare without it.’
Modern Latin, named after Jean and Vespasien Robin, 17th-century French gardeners to the royal family in Paris.
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