How to use Acacia in a sentence
The acacia abounded on the borders of the valley, but the groves were gradually cut down for the use of the carpenter and the charcoal-burner.
Among the trees the acacia and the dum-palm are common.
Two species of acacia are remarkable for the delicate and violet-like perfume of their wood - myall and yarran.
It was lined within and without with gold, and through four golden rings were placed staves of acacia wood, by means of which it was carried.
The sunt tree (Acacia nhlolica) grows everywhere, as well as the tamarisk and the sycamore.Advertisement
For boatbuilding papyrus stems and acacia wood were employed, and for the best work cedar-wood was imported from Lebanon.
The dom palm, tamarisk, acacia and wild senna are also found.
The acacia tree is common, and from it gum-arabic of good quality is obtained.
A large part of the country is covered with grass or shrub, chiefly acacia.
Of other useful woods found in the plains may be named the babool, Acacia; toon, Cedrela; and sissoo, Dalbergia.Advertisement
There are about 450 species of acacia widely scattered over the warmer regions of the globe.
True gum-arabic is the product of Acacia Senegal, abundant in both east and west tropical Africa.
The bark of Acacia arabica, under the name of babul or babool, is used in Scinde for tanning.
Acacia seyal is supposed to be the shittah tree of the Bible, which supplied shittim-wood.
Acacia heterophylla, from Mauritius and Bourbon, and Acacia koa from the Sandwich Islands are also good timber trees.Advertisement
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It is medicinally superior to gum acacia, as it does not undergo acetous fermentation.
Many low trees covered the land, mostly small thorny acacia and some cineraria, all trunk and no branches.
Indeed he could, and not one but two, surprisingly well concealed in a small acacia and viewable from just a few meters.
Pale catechu has properties and uses similar to those of black catechu derived from Acacia catechu Willd., fam.Advertisement
A juvenile Gabar goshawk came hurtling past one of the vehicles to perch on top of an acacia.
We then move south to the more open, acacia savanna, with more grazing mammals and a greater chance of seeing predators.
There is extensive acacia woodland savanna in the center stretching east from Ikoma and some gallery forest along the rivers.
This consists largely of fairly open areas with stands of gingerbread plum and other small trees, acacia scrub and some Rhun palms.
We had excellent views of a Desert Wheatear perched on a small acacia bush and Julia found a male stonechat perched on stubble.Advertisement
Species found in forest areas include tamarind, acacia, Baobab and African rosewood.
The principal timber trees in the forests are - teak; blackwood of two varieties (Dalbergia Sisu andDalbergia latifolia), Dalbergia ujainensis, Pterocarpus Marsupium, Terminalia glabra, Acacia arabica, Acacia Catechu, Nauclea cordifolia, Nauclea parvifolia, Bidelia spinosa, Hardwickia binata, Juga xylocarpa, Populus euphratica, and Tamarindus indica.
We had excellent views of a Desert Wheatear perched on a small acacia bush and Julia found a male Stonechat perched on stubble.
The common Acacia or Locust Tree (R. pseudoacacia) is of quick growth, hardy, and thrives almost anywhere.
Clammy Locust (Robinia Viscosa) - Smaller than the ordinary False Acacia, but is elegant in foliage and beautiful in flower.
The flowers resemble those of Decaisnes variety of the common Acacia, being of a pale pink color, but the clusters are shorter and denser.
Kelseys False Acacia (Robinia Kelseyi) - This is a new kind found by Mr Kelsey, of Boston, a very graceful shrub, pretty in flower and having its seed-pods covered with red bristles.
For some time this plant will doubtless be propagated by grafting on the common Acacia, but the sooner we get it from seed the better.
It grows on many trees, both evergreen and summer-leafing-orchard trees, Limes, Poplars, Elms, Willows, Hornbeam, Beech, Acacia, Horse-chestnut, Firs-rarely on the Oak in Britain.
But no Acacia that I have ever seen has such splendid blossoms.
Tassel Tree (Acacia) - Beautiful shrubs and trees, thriving in warmer countries, but a few grown out of doors do well in parts of England.
Chardonnays from Acacia Vineyards are no exception, remaining consistently good from vintage to vintage.
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Acacia Woodworks offers several wine presentation boxes, some of which include space for glasses.
The products contain flax, acacia, oat bran and chia seeds to deliver a balance of soluble and insoluble fiber.
This natural product is made from the hardened sap of two species of the acacia tree.
The principal trees are the alder, aloe, palm, poplar, acacia, willow and eucalyptus.
The forest vegetation, largely confined to the "Isle of Isles" and the southern uplands, includes the Adansonia (baobab), which in the Fazogli district attains gigantic proportions, the tamarind, of which bread is made, the deleb palm, several valuable gum trees (whence the term Sennari often applied in Egypt to gumarabic), some dyewoods, ebony, ironwood and many varieties of acacia.
Thus the protoand per-salts of iron, as well as the protoand per-salts of tin, including also a large variety of tannin, sumac, divi-divi, chestnut, valonia, the acacias (Areca Catechu and Acacia Catechu from India), from which are obtained cutch and gambier, &c., are no longer used solely as mordants or tinctorial matters, but mainly to serve the object of converting the silk into a greatly-expanded fibre, consisting of a conglomeration of more or less of these substances."
Other trees, found chiefly on the plateaus, are the baobab, the shea-butter tree, the locust tree, gambier, palms, including the date and dum palm (Hyphaene), the tamarind, and, in the arid regions, the acacia and mimosa.
Some species afford valuable timber; such are Acacia melanoxylon, black wood of Australia, which attains a great size; its wood is used for furniture, and takes a high polish; and Acacia homalophylla (also Australian), myall wood, which yields a fragrant timber, used for ornamental purposes.
The commonest species of trees are such as grow in central Europe, namely, ash, fir, pine, beech, acacia, maple, birch, box, chestnut, laurel, holm-oak, poplar, elm, lime, yew, elder, willow, oak.
Gumand resin-yielding trees and plants (such as the acacia) are numerous.
This altar was in the centre of the court of the tabernacle, of acacia wood, 3 cubits high and 5 square.
Between the desert and the cultivated Nile lands is an open growth of samr, hashab (Acacia verek) and other acacia trees.
Farther from the rivers are open woods of heglig (Balanites aegyptiaca), hashab, &c., and dense thickets of laot (Acacia nubica) and kittr (Acacia mellifera).
Among the noticeable Dicotyledons are the Myricaceae, Proteaceae, Laurineae, Bombax, the Judas-tree, Acacia, Ailanthus, while the most plentiful forms are the Araliaceae.
Among the Dicotyledons, the Leguminosae take the first place with 131 species, including Acacia, Caesalpinia and Cassia, each represented by several forms. The occurrence of 90 species of Amentaceae shows that, as the climate became less tropical, the relative proportion of this group to the total flora increased.
Gum senegal, a variety of gum arabic produced by Acacia Verek, occurs in pieces generally rounded, of the size of a pigeon's egg, and of a reddish or yellow colour, and specific gravity 1.436.
The majority of the species of Acacia are edible and serve as reserve fodder for sheep and cattle.
The arboreous forms which least require the humid and equable heat of the more truly tropical and equatorial climates, and are best able to resist the high temperatures and excessive drought of the northern Indian hot months from April to June, are certain Leguminosae, Bauhinia, Acacia, Butea and Dalbergia, Bombax, Shorea, Nauclea, Lagerstroemia, and Bignonia, a few bamboos and palms, with others which extend far beyond the tropic, and give a tropical aspect to the forest to the extreme northern border of the Indian plain.
More important is the cultivation of the black wattle (Acacia mollissima), which began in 1886, the bark being exported for tanning purposes, the wood also commanding a ready sale.
A rare species is the acacia erioloba Rameel doom, akin to the acacia giraffae of Bechuanaland.
The British pharmacopoeia contains the mucilages of acacia and tragacanth.
The koa (Acacia koa), from the wood of which the natives used to make the bodies of their canoes, and the only tree of the islands that furnishes much valuable lumber (a hard cabinet wood marketed as " Hawaiian mahogany "), forms extensive forests on Hawaii and Maui between elevations of 2000 and 4000 ft.
On the same acacia there occur leaves with the petiole and lamina perfect; others having the petiole slightly expanded or winged, and the lamina imperfectly developed; and others in which there is no lamina, and the petiole becomes large and broad.
The leaves of barberry and of some species of Astragalus, and the stipules of the false acacia (Robinia) are spiny.
Acacia arabica is the gum-arabic tree of India, but yields a gum inferior to the true gum-arabic. An astringent medicine, called catechu or cutch, is procured from several species, but more especially from Acacia catechu, by boiling down the wood and evaporating the solution so as to get an extract.
The seeds of Acacia niopo are roasted and used as snuff in South America.
Acacia formosa supplies the valuable Cuba timber called sabicu.
In common language the term Acacia is often applied to species of the genus Robinia which belongs also to the Leguminous family, but is placed in a different section.
Of dye-yielding shrubs and plants camwood and indigo may be mentioned; of those whence gum is obtained the copal, acacia and African tragacanth (Sterculia tragacantha).
Characteristic of the Sahara is the date-palm, which flourishes where other vegetation can scarcely maintain existence, while in the semi-desert regions the acacia (whence is obtained gum-arabic) is abundant.
Feran there is little cultivable land, the greater part consisting of bare, rocky hills and sandy valleys, sparsely covered with tamarisk and acacia bushes.
The chief constituent of the low scrub which covers the northern part of the country is the grey gum acacia (hashob).
Robinia Pseud-acacia, or false acacia, is cultivated in the milder parts of Britain, and forms a large tree, with beautiful pea-like blossoms. The tree is sometimes called the locust tree.
The stony plains which cover so large a part of the country are often covered with acacia jungle, and in the dry water-courses a kind of wild palm, the dom, abounds, from the leaves of which baskets and mats are woven.
The lowland strip or Tehama consists partly of a gravelly plain, the Khabt, covered sparsely with acacia and other desert shrubs and trees, and furnishing pasturage for large flocks of goats and camels; and partly of sterile wastes of sand like the Ramla, which extends on either side of Aden almost from the seashore to the foot of the hills.