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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
1815-1825
1815-25; < Hindi babūl < Persian
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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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