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babul

[buh-bool, bah-bool] /bəˈbul, ˈbɑ bul/
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 of babul
1815-1825
1815-25; < Hindi babūl < Persian
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  • The favourite sites for nests in the United Provinces seem to be babul trees that grow near borrow pits alongside the railroad.

  • Toddy palms are most commonly chosen, but in Northern India, where palms are but rarely seen, a babul tree is usually utilised.

    Birds of the Plains Douglas Dewar
  • Little islands dotted the surface, covered with rushes and date palms, the wild plum, and the babul—all growing thickly together.

    Banked Fires E. W. (Ethel Winifred) Savi
British Dictionary definitions for babul

babul

/bɑːˈbuːl; ˈbɑːbuːl/
noun
1.
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
Word Origin
from Persian babūl; related to Sanskrit babbūla
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