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  • n. The rind of the fruit of several East Indian species of acacia; neb-neb. It contains gallic acid and tannin, and is used for dyeing drab.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The rind of the fruit of several East Indian species of acacia; neb-neb. It contains gallic acid and tannin, and is used for dyeing drab.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The pod of several species of Acacia, especially of A. Arabica, which comes from the East and from Senegal under the name of neb-neb.

Etymologies

Compare Persian babul a species of mimosa yielding gum arabic. (Wiktionary)

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