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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.
- ‘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.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘They both include a number of trees and mature shrubbery, including the protected false acacia.’
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