bael

bael

[bel, beyl, bahyl]
noun
1.
a spiny citrus tree, Aegle marmelos, of India.
2.
the hard-shelled, greenish-yellow, edible fruit of this tree.
Also, bel.
Also called Bengal quince.


Origin:
1610–20; < Hindi bēl

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bael (ˈbeɪəl)
 
n
1.  a spiny Indian rutaceous tree, Aegle marmelos
2.  the edible thick-shelled fruit of this tree
 
[C17: from Hindi bel]

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