babul


ba·bul

noun \bə-ˈbül\

Definition of BABUL

:  an acacia tree (Acacia nilotica syn. A. arabica) widespread in India and northern Africa that yields gum arabic and tannins as well as fodder and timber

Origin of BABUL

Persian babūl
First Known Use: 1780

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