Babul Definition

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.
American Heritage
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.
Webster's New World

A tree native to South Asia, Acacia nilotica subsp. indica.


Origin of Babul

  • Persian bābul

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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