American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth 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.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See bel.
- n. A tropical fruit tree from India, Aegle marmelos
- n. The fruit of this tree, also called the wood apple
- Hindi bēl; akin to Sanskrit bilvaḥ, of Dravidian origin; akin to Tamil viḷā, viḷavu. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“About 50 grams of original bael fruit taken before dinner is enough for a normal adult.”
“The priest murmured some mantras in his nasal voice and returned to shredding marigold flowers and bael leaves for the puja.”
“We walked up a long drive shaded with trees of jackfruit, coconut, bael, and mango.”
“The protections about Sam locked into place, as the power that had been flung at the old man flared in a mock-conflagration of bael-fire.”
“That was bael-fire, Sam," Tannim replied, refilling his cup from the bottle of Gatorade on the kitchen table.”
“Attacking a human with bael-fire is just as cowardly, Sam," the young man pointed out.”
“If you'd had one in here tonight, it might even have disrupted the bael-fire spell.”
“That was bael-fire, Sam, " Tannim replied, refilling his cup from the bottle of Gatorade on the kitchen table.”
“Attacking a human with bael-fire is just as cowardly, Sam, " the young man pointed out.”
“From falling on the new-born child the bael fruit has ever since had a sticky juice and the tree is covered with thorns which are the hair of the child.”
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