Aegle

noun Ae·gle \ˈē-(ˌ)glē, ˈe-\

Definition of Aegle

  1. :  a genus of thorny trees (family Rutaceae) of tropical Asia and western Africa with compound leaves, greenish white flowers, and orangelike fruits — see bel

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Origin and Etymology of aegle

borrowed from New Latin, borrowed from Greek Aíglē, one of the Hesperides (nymphs who protected a garden growing golden apples), literally, “brightness, radiance”; from the tree’s edible fruit


First Known Use: 1812


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