[1911+; origin uncertain; said to be an alteration of flossy]
noun 1. . noun 1. Also called false acacia, yellow locust. a North American tree, Robinia pseudoacacia, of the legume family, having pinnate leaves and clusters of fragrant white flowers. 2. . noun 1. the locust tree See locust (sense 2)
noun 1. a false report of a fire in progress to a fire department. 2. something that excites unfounded alarm or expectation: Rumors of an impending transit strike proved to be a false alarm. noun 1. a needless alarm given in error or with intent to deceive 2. an occasion on which danger is perceived […]
noun 1. any of several plants of the genus Manfreda, especially M. virginica, of the southeastern U.S., having spikes of fragrant, greenish-yellow flowers.
- False anemia
false anemia n. See pseudoanemia.