from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The round to pear-shaped, yellowish edible fruit of a chiefly Indian tree (Aegle marmelos), used in southern Asia as a food and as a medicine to treat dysentery.
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- n. A tropical fruit tree from India, Aegle marmelos
- n. The fruit of this tree, also called the wood apple
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See bel.
Hindi bēl; akin to Sanskrit bilvaḥ, of Dravidian origin; akin to Tamil viḷā, viḷavu.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)