Definitions

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.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • 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.

Etymologies

Hindi bēl; akin to Sanskrit bilvaḥ, of Dravidian origin; akin to Tamil viḷā, viḷavu.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • About 50 grams of original bael fruit taken before dinner is enough for a normal adult.

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  • The priest murmured some mantras in his nasal voice and returned to shredding marigold flowers and bael leaves for the puja.

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  • We walked up a long drive shaded with trees of jackfruit, coconut, bael, and mango.

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  • 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.

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  • "That was bael-fire, Sam," Tannim replied, refilling his cup from the bottle of Gatorade on the kitchen table.

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  • "Attacking a human with bael-fire is just as cowardly, Sam," the young man pointed out.

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  • If you'd had one in here tonight, it might even have disrupted the bael-fire spell.

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  • "That was bael-fire, Sam, " Tannim replied, refilling his cup from the bottle of Gatorade on the kitchen table.

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  • "Attacking a human with bael-fire is just as cowardly, Sam, " the young man pointed out.

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  • 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.

    Folklore of the Santal Parganas

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