Babul
Babul Ba*bul", Babool Ba*bool", n. [See {Bablah}.] (Bot.) Any one of several species of {Acacia}, esp. {Acacia Arabica}, which yelds a gum used as a substitute for true gum arabic. [1913 Webster]

In place of Putney's golden gorse The sickly babul blooms. --Kipling. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]


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  • Babul — (बाबुल pronounced baabul) is an old Hindi term for father indicating a daughter s affection.The term is now mainly used in the context of a newly married daughter leaving her father s home in many Hindi songs.In the India, the conclusion of a… …   Wikipedia

  • babul — [bä bo͞ol′, bä′bo͞ol΄] n. [Anglo Ind < Hindi babūl, babūr] any of several trees (genus Acacia) of the mimosa family, found in N Africa and parts of Asia, that furnish gum arabic, tannin, and wood for carving …   English World dictionary

  • Babul — Babul, s. Bablah …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Babul —   [persisch] das, s, Bạblah, Bezeichnung für die gerbstoffhaltigen Hülsen und Rinden verschiedener Akazien, besonders des Babulbaumes (Acacia nilotica) …   Universal-Lexikon

  • babul — s. m. Acácia arábica …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • babul — /baˈbul/ (say bah boohl), /ˈbabul/ (say bahboohl) noun 1. any of several trees of the genus Acacia, which yield a gum, especially A. arabica of India, a prickly evergreen tree with yellow flowers. 2. the gum, pods, or bark of such a tree. {Hindi… …   Australian English dictionary

  • babul — noun Etymology: Persian babūl Date: 1780 an acacia tree (Acacia nilotica syn. A. arabica) widespread in India and northern Africa that yields gum arabic and tannins as well as fodder and timber …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • babul — /beuh boohl , bah boohl/, n. 1. any of several leguminous trees of the genus Acacia that yield a gum, esp. A. nilotica, of tropical Africa. 2. the gum, pods, or bark of such a tree. [1815 25; < Hindi babul < Pers] * * * …   Universalium

  • babul — ba•bul [[t]bəˈbul, ˈbɑ bul[/t]] n. pln an acacia tree, Acacia nilotica, of tropical Africa, that yields gum arabic, tannin, and a hard wood • Etymology: 1815–25; orig., a S Asian subspecies < Hindi babūl < Pers …   From formal English to slang

  • babul — Inglish (Indian English) Dictionary a tropical tree, often trimmed for use as a hedge in north indian gardens …   English dialects glossary

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