Why are Acacias so named?

Roger Whitehead rgw at office-futures.com
Wed Apr 1 04:02:06 EST 1998


In article <3521DC49.54D1 at student.murdoch.edu.au>, Tim wrote:
> Can anybody tell me why Acacias are so named or where I can find
> information about this?

According to Stearn's Dictionary of plant names, it's from the Greek name for 
Acacia arabis and derives from _acis_, meaning a sharp point.

Don't Oz universities have libraries any more?

Regards,

Roger

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