Definition of Acacia catechu
1. Noun. East Indian spiny tree having twice-pinnate leaves and yellow flowers followed by flat pods; source of black catechu.
Group relationships: Genus Acacia
Generic synonyms: Acacia
Terms within: Black Catechu, Catechu
Lexicographical Neighbors of Acacia Catechu
Literary usage of Acacia catechu
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Imperial Gazetteer of India by William Wilson Hunter (1887)
"elsewhere in the plains' reserves, namely, Acacia modesta, Acacia catechu, and Olea ferruginea. Peculiar to Margalla are Mallotus ..."
2. Flora Indica: Being a Systematic Account of the Plants of British India by Thomas Thomson, Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker (1855)
"... Acacia catechu, Cassia Fistula, Careya arbórea, uid all those trees which are common in the tropical parts of the middle Himalaya. ..."