any of several trees (genus Acacia) of the mimosa family, found in N Africa and parts of Asia, that furnish gum arabic, tannin, and wood for carving
Origin of babulAnglo-Indian from Hindi bab?l, bab?r
A tropical African and South Asian tree (Acacia nilotica) of the pea family that yields a gum similar to gum arabic and whose bark is used in tanning.
Origin of babulPersian bābul
- A tree native to South Asia, Acacia nilotica subsp. indica.