babul

noun
ba·​bul | \ bə-ˈbül How to pronounce babul (audio) \

Definition of babul

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

First Known Use of babul

1780, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for babul

Persian babūl

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“Babul.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/babul. Accessed 3 Jul. 2020.

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