American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A tropical African tree (Acacia nilotica) that yields a gum similar to gum arabic and has a bark used in tanning.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as bablah.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Bot.) Any one of several species of Acacia, esp. Acacia Arabica, which yelds a gum used as a substitute for true gum arabic.
- Persian bābul. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“To the moron that put a bad taste in my mouth with her psycho babul redric your comments are neither wanted or needed here especially under this particular post.”
“The open woodland is mostly babul with a small amount of kandi Prosopis spicigera and ber Zizyphus mauritiana.”
“Forests, mostly in the north-east of the park, are dominated by kalam or kadam Mitragyna parvifolia, jamun Syzygium cuminii and babul Acacia nilotica.”
“Of the common trees of the plains of India -- the _nim_, mango, babul, tamarind, shesham, palm, and plantain -- not one is to be found growing on the hills.”
“United Provinces seem to be babul trees that grow near borrow pits alongside the railroad.”
“And it is a joy beyond words when I have dyed my nails the right colour, and donned my brightest garments, and painted the shadows 'neath my eyes – to the intent that she may glare with envy – Gunga of the unlucky foot, whose heart is burnt as dry as babul firewood.”
“Two thorn bushes grew on either side of the door, like babul bushes, covered with a golden coloured bloom, and the roof was all of thatch.”
“As the thriftless gold of the babul, so is the gold that we spend”
“Thorny _babul_ thrust their spiked branches out over the roadway, white with tufts of cotton torn by its thorns from bales, loose pressed, on their way to market in buffalo carts; "Babul the thief," the natives called this acacia.”
“In times of scarcity the poorer classes eat tamarind leaves, the pith of the banyan tree, the seeds of the bamboo, the bark of the _semar_ tree,  the fruit of the _babul_,  and other articles.”
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