Ae·​gle | \ ˈē-(ˌ)glē, ˈe- \

Definition of Aegle

: 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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First Known Use of Aegle

1812, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for 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

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“Aegle.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Dec. 2020.

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