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13:33 May 29, 2001
English to Spanish translations [PRO]
English term or phrase: Black Locust Tree
The Black Locust tree is also known by its botanical name: Robinia Pseudoacacia. It is not to be confused with acacia, which is a completely different plant. Some sources I have consulted, however, provide acacia as a translation.
Daniela Mühling
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naAlgarrobo negroJHHood
naFalsa acacia, robiniagraci
narobinia pseudoacacia / falsa acacia
Patricia Lutteral
naFalsa Acacia / Pseudo-AcaciaGabriela Tenenbaum
nafalsa acaciaAlbert Golub



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falsa acacia

pseudo means "fake"
faux acacia in french

Albert Golub
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No references were provided. Also, I need the common name.
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Comment: No references were provided. Also, I need the common name.

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Falsa Acacia / Pseudo-Acacia

Both terms are adequate.

Please see these sites: (with picture)

Hope it helps!

Saludos #:)

Gabriela Tenenbaum
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robinia pseudoacacia / falsa acacia

El desarrollo de Robinia pseudoacacia como una nueva alternativa de producción forestal despierta un gran interés, especialmente entre los pequeños y medianos propietarios del secano de la zona central de Chile

Robinia pseudoacacia L. (Robinie, black locust)
Nomenclatura etc. PAPILIONACEAE. Nombre comercial: Robinie, Falsche Akazie, Akazie, Gemeiner Schotendorn (D), robinier (F), false acacia (GB), black locust, yellow locust (USA), robinia (NL, I), ak t (CS), bagrem, robinija (YU), salcam (RO), akacja biala (PL), fehér akác (H



Patricia Lutteral
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Falsa acacia, robinia

Familia: Papilionaceae (Fabaceae)

Nombre común: Falsa acacia, robinia.

Lugar de origen: Estados Unidos.

Etimología: Género dedicado a Jean y Vespasien Robin, naturalistas franceses del siglo XVII. Pseudoacacia significa falsa acacia

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Algarrobo negro

"Acacia falsa" is just too much of a literal transliteration.

    The University of Chicago Spanish-English English-Spanish Dictionary, Fourth Edition
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13 hrs

You don't need to translate the adjective "black", we call the tree "algarrobo". Obviously it is not an acacia, though I've also found the reference "falsa acacia". Its fruit is like a black bean and is used to feed animals. We've got lots of them near the Mediterranean Sea.

Hope it helps!!

    Collins, New Ed.
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