Definition of robinia in English:

robinia

noun

  • A North American tree or shrub of a genus that includes the false acacia.

    Genus Robinia, family Leguminosae

    • ‘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.’

Origin

Modern Latin, named after Jean and Vespasien Robin, 17th-century French gardeners to the royal family in Paris.

Pronunciation

robinia

/rəˈbɪnɪə/