A genus of woody plants of the family Leguminosae.
The sap and pods of certain species, notable
Acacia arabica and A. senegal, are used in the
manufacture of GUM
ARABIC . Acacia mimoa, A. mollisima and A.
catechu (also called Borneo cutch) are also used
in the tanning of leather. See also: VEGETABLE TANNINS .
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