Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun 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.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Same as bablah.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Bot.) Any one of several species of Acacia, esp. Acacia Arabica, which yelds a gum used as a substitute for true gum arabic.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

Persian bābul.

Examples

  • 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.

    11-Year-Old Boy Dies In Georgia Youth-Hunt Accident

  • The open woodland is mostly babul with a small amount of kandi Prosopis spicigera and ber Zizyphus mauritiana.

    Keoladeo (Bharatpur) National Park, India

  • Forests, mostly in the north-east of the park, are dominated by kalam or kadam Mitragyna parvifolia, jamun Syzygium cuminii and babul Acacia nilotica.

    Keoladeo (Bharatpur) National Park, India

  • 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.

    Birds of the Indian Hills

  • United Provinces seem to be babul trees that grow near borrow pits alongside the railroad.

    A Bird Calendar for Northern India

  • 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.

    Love and Life Behind the Purdah

  • 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.

    Traffics and Discoveries

  • As the thriftless gold of the babul, so is the gold that we spend

    Departmental Ditties & Barrack Room Ballads

  • 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.

    Caste

  • 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, [80] the fruit of the _babul_, [81] and other articles.

    The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India - Volume IV of IV Kumhar-Yemkala

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