Definition of false acacia in English:

false acacia

noun

  • A tree of the same family as the true acacias ("Leguminosae"), but of a different genus ("Robinia"), in particular the black locust of North America.

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    • ‘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.’