babul

noun

ba·​bul bə-ˈbül How to pronounce babul (audio)
: 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

Word History

Etymology

Persian babūl

First Known Use

1780, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of babul was in 1780

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Cite this Entry

“Babul.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/babul. Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

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