babul

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noun ba·bul \bə-ˈbül\

Definition of babul

  1. :  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

Origin and Etymology of babul

Persian babūl


First Known Use: 1780

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