babul

babul

[buh-bool, bah-bool]
noun
1.
any of several leguminous trees of the genus Acacia that yield a gum, especially A. nilotica, of tropical Africa.
2.
the gum, pods, or bark of such a tree.

Origin:
1815–25; < Hindi babūl < Persian

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babul (bɑːˈbuːl, ˈbɑːbuːl)
 
n
any of several leguminous trees of the genus Acacia, esp A. arabica of N Africa and India, which bear small yellow flowers and are a source of gum arabic, tannin, and hardwood
 
[from Persian babūl; related to Sanskrit babbūla]

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